Government

ACSM Opposes Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Legislation

ACSM Opposes Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Legislation

ACSM has been a participant in the coalition that opposes the use of Ultra Wide Band (UWB) devices where they may interfere with signals used in GPS work. Recently, Laurence Socci attended a Congressional hearing that held in the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet to discuss the UWB issue and the recent FCC order permitting a limited deployment of UWB technology. The hearing also discussed the FCC ruling that it will conduct tests for 6 - 12 months, under "real world" situations to determine whether UWB creates harmful interference in the restricted bands. Chairman Tauzin stressed repeatedly that he wants to see the "real world" tests and he came down on the FCC and DOT witnesses for not doing the real world tests before coming up with the ruling.

UWB devices operate by employing a very narrow or short duration pulses that result in very large or wideband transmission bandwidths. There is a concern among coalition members that UWBs will interfere with signals used in their line of work. ACSM is concerned that UWBs will interfere with signals used in GPS work. Particularly, it is concerned that UWBs will effect satellite transmissions if allowed to be used in the band of the spectrum where that communication occurs.

While its concerns are not as "life threatening" as the concerns of some other members of the coalition, ACSM feels this legislation will affect its members and the way they do their jobs.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

POB

POB April 2015 Cover

2015 April

In this April 2015 issue of POB, we explore how AVEVA solutions and laser scanning gave international contractor Ariosh some real competitive advantages in challenging oil and gas revamp projects.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Is Work Better Today?

Surveyors, how has the newest technologies available to the profession affected you? Compared to five years ago, work today is …
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Colonial

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.