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Agenda for Inter-Service Interference Prediction Workshop 2/21/2014

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Released: February 11, 2014

Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500


Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 14-186

Released: February 11, 2014



GN Docket No. 12-268

ET Docket No. 14-14

On January 29, 2014, the Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET)
Commission’s Incentive Auction Task Force released a Public Notice seeking comment on a
methodology for predicting potential interference between broadcast television and licensed
wireless services.1 In the Inter-Service Interference Checking PN, we announced that a workshop
would be held on February 21, 2014, where our staff could provide further detail and answer
questions from interested parties.
Presenting will be Julie Knapp, OET Chief, accompanied by other OET staff including
Matthew Hussey, Associate Chief for Policy; Robert Weller, Chief, Technical Analysis Branch;
Barbara Pavon, Electronics Engineer; Martin Doczkat, Electronics Engineer; as well as Brett
Tarnutzer, Assistant Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
The workshop is scheduled for

Friday, February 21, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(EST). The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters,
located at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-C305, Washington, DC 20554, and is free and open to
the public. Following the panel discussion, there will be time dedicated for panelists to answer questions
from the audience.
The tentative agenda is outlined below:

Tentative Agenda

Opening remarks
Introduction to Market Variation

1 Office of Engineering and Technology Seeks to Supplement the Incentive Auction Proceeding Record
Regarding Potential Interference Between Broadcast Television and Wireless Services
, Public Notice,
DA 14-98 (January 29, 2014).

Presentation of an Inter-service Interference Methodology:
Predicting Coverage & Interference
Effects of Different Bandwidths Between Television and Wireless
Propagation Modeling Parameters, Including Clutter
Potential Application of the Methodology to the Incentive Auction
Implementing the Methodology Using TVStudy
Discussion and Moderated Q&A
Attendance. This forum is open to the public. All attendees are advised to arrive
approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to go through our
security process. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by submitting their names and
company affiliations via email to Cecilia Sulhoff ( in order to expedite
the check-in process the day of the event. Please use “LEARN Workshop” as the subject line in
your email.
Webcast and WebEx. The forum will be webcast at
Additionally, for those unable to attend in person, please RSVP to Cecilia Sulhoff
( for WebEx login information.
Accessibility Information. To request information in accessible formats (computer
diskettes, large print, audio recording, and Braille), send an email to or call the
FCC’s consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432
For further information, contact A.J. Glusman at (202) 418-1425 or via e-mail at Press contact: Cecilia Sulhoff at (202) 418-0587. The Public Notice and
Technical Appendix can be found at:

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