Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
17.3 - 17.7 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) US271
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE US402 NG163

Relevant FCC Auctions:
Auction 52 (Direct Broadcast Satellite Service), $12,200,000
 Total net auction bids: $12,200,000

U.S. Federal Government Allocations
17.3 - 17.7 GHz
Radiolocation US259 G59


ITU Region 1 Allocations
17.3 - 17.7 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)(space-to-Earth) 5.516 5.516A 5.516B
Radiolocation


ITU Region 2 Allocations
17.3 - 17.7 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.516
BROADCASTING-SATELLITE
Radiolocation


ITU Region 3 Allocations
17.3 - 17.7 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space) 5.516
Radiolocation


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Footnotes


5.514 Additional allocation: in Algeria, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Costa Rica, El Salvador, the United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Italy, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan and Sudan, the band 17.3-17.7 GHz is also allocated to the fixed and mobile services on a secondary basis. The power limits given in Nos. 21.3 and 21.5 shall apply. (WRC-07)

5.515 In the band 17.3-17.8 GHz, sharing between the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) and the broadcasting-satellite service shall also be in accordance with the provisions of § 1 of Annex 4 of Appendix 30A.

5.516 The use of the band 17.3-18.1 GHz by geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service. The use of the band 17.3-17.8 GHz in Region 2 by systems in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to geostationary satellites. For the use of the band 17.3-17.8 GHz in Region 2 by feeder links for the broadcasting-satellite service in the band 12.2-12.7 GHz, see Article 11. The use of the bands 17.3-18.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Regions 1 and 3 and 17.8-18.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Region 2 by non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service is subject to application of the provisions of No. 9.12 for coordination with other non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service shall not claim protection from geostationary-satellite networks in the fixed-satellite service operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations, irrespective of the dates of receipt by the Bureau of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service and of the complete coordination or notification information, as appropriate, for the geostationary-satellite networks, and No. 5.43A does not apply. Non-geostationary-satellite systems in the fixed-satellite service in the above bands shall be operated in such a way that any unacceptable interference that may occur during their operation shall be rapidly eliminated.

5.516A In the band 17.3-17.7 GHz, earth stations of the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) in Region 1 shall not claim protection from the broadcasting-satellite service feeder-link earth stations operating under Appendix 30A, nor put any limitations or restrictions on the locations of the broadcasting-satellite service feeder-link earth stations anywhere within the service area of the feeder link.

5.516B The following bands are identified for use by high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service:

17.3-17.7 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
18.3-19.3 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
19.7-20.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
39.5-40 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
40-40.5 GHz(space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
40.5-42 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
47.5-47.9 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
48.2-48.54 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
49.44-50.2 GHz(space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
and
27.5-27.82 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 1,
28.35-28.45 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
28.45-28.94 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
28.94-29.1 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2 and 3,
29.25-29.46 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
29.46-30 GHz(Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
48.2-50.2 GHz(Earth-to-space) in Region 2.

This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by other fixed-satellite service applications or by other services to which these bands are allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in these Regulations among users of the bands. Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. See Resolution 143 (WRC-03).

US259 In the band 17.3-17.7 GHz, Federal stations in the radiolocation service shall operate with an e.i.r.p. of less than 51 dBW.

US271 The use of the band 17.3-17.8 GHz by the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) is limited to feeder links for broadcasting-satellite service.

US402 In the band 17.3-17.7 GHz, existing Federal satellites and associated earth stations in the fixed-satellite service (Earth-to-space) are authorized to operate on a primary basis in the frequency bands and areas listed below. Receiving earth stations in the broadcasting-satellite service within the bands and areas listed below shall not claim protection from Federal earth stations in the fixed-satellite service.

  • (a) 17.600-17.700 GHz for stations within a 120 km radius of 38° 49' N latitude and 76° 52' W longitude.
  • (b) 17.375-17.475 GHz for stations within a 160 km radius of 39° 42' N latitude and 104° 45' W longitude.


NG163 The use of the band 17.3-17.7 GHz by the broadcasting-satellite service is limited to geostationary satellites.

G59 In the bands 902-928 MHz, 3100-3300 MHz, 3500-3650 MHz, 5250-5350 MHz, 8500-9000 MHz, 9200-9300 MHz, 13.4-14.0 GHz, 15.7-17.7 GHz and 24.05-24.25 GHz, all Federal non-military radiolocation shall be secondary to military radiolocation, except in the sub-band 15.7-16.2 GHz airport surface detection equipment (ASDE) is permitted on a co-equal basis subject to coordination with the military departments.

G117 In the bands 7.25-7.75 GHz, 7.9-8.4 GHz, 17.3-17.7 GHz, 17.8-21.2 GHz, 30-31 GHz, 33-36 GHz, 39.5-41 GHz, 43.5-45.5 GHz and 50.4-51.4 GHz, the Federal fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite services are limited to military systems.

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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 17.3 GHz 17.5 GHz 17.7 GHz
Wavelength 1.7 cm 1.7 cm 1.7 cm
Band designator(s) SHF; Ku-band (IEEE) SHF; Ku-band (IEEE) SHF; Ku-band (IEEE)
Isotropic collecting area 0.2 cm2 0.2 cm2 0.2 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 57.2 dB 57.3 dB 57.4 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 117.2 dB 117.3 dB 117.4 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 137.2 dB 137.3 dB 137.4 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 157.2 dB 157.3 dB 157.4 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 177.2 dB 177.3 dB 177.4 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
208.3 dB 208.4 dB 208.5 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 228.8 dB 228.9 dB 229.0 dB