March 2016 Luncheon Meeting

Friday, March 18, 2016

TVStudy Version 2.0 for Post-Auction
Inter-Service Interference Analyses

Mark Colombo
of the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

During the March luncheon, Mr. Colombo will demonstrate the FCC’s latest version of the TVStudy software (Version 2.0) for use in performing inter-service interference calculations following the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction, as specified in OET Bulletin No. 74, starting with a brief review of its existing features and how those have changed since the release of 1.3.2 (patched) used in the auction, followed by a demonstration of these and other additional features implemented in the software for improved functionality in the post-auction interference environment. TVStudy Version 2.0 is available for download at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/tvstudy.

This presentation will be of interest to both broadcast and wireless engineers. Future wireless licensees intending to operate wireless services in the 600 MHz band after the incentive auction will be prohibited from causing harmful interference to public reception of the signals of broadcast television stations transmitting co-channel or on an adjacent channel. Demonstration of compliance of such wireless operations with this requirement is facilitated by the prediction capabilities of TVStudy 2.0 and its software implementation of OET Bulletin No. 74, Methodology for Predicting Inter-Service Interference to Broadcast Television from Mobile Wireless Broadband Services in the UHF Band (October 26, 2015) (“OET Bulletin No. 74”).

See Federal Register 80 FR 71743 (November 17, 2015) [http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/citation.result.FR.action?federalRegister.volume=2015&federalRegister.page=71743&publication=FR] and FCC Public Notice DA-16-185 [http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0219/DA-16-185A1.pdf].

About the presenter:
Mark Colombo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (with a Minor‎ in Engineering Business) from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 2011. Mr. Colombo worked for the broadcasting company Luken Communications prior to joining the FCC in 2013, where he now supports TVStudy and assists with preparations for the TV incentive auction.

Added Speaker — To Follow Regular Program
T-Mobile Study on Repacking Process – Q&A

Chris Wieczorek
with
T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Title:  Chris Wieczorek with T-Mobile USA, Inc. will be speaking and answering questions about the report recently published by T-Mobile, “On Time and On Budget: Completing the Incentive Auction Repacking Process within the 39-month Relocation Period and the Relocation Fund Established by Congress”.

Speaker Bio:   Chris Wieczorek is a Principle Corporate Counsel with T-Mobile USA, Inc.  He assists in developing competition, spectrum, and technology policy and advising on legal matters pertaining the regulatory policy and procedures.   Prior to joining T-Mobile he practiced patent law in Alexandria, Virginia.  He also worked as an electrical engineer at Motorola in Atlanta, Georgia and Plantation, Florida.

Chris received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and a master of science in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his juris doctor from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  Chris is a member of the Virginia bar, IEEE and FCBA.

Chris’ presentation will begin after a short break following the regular lunch program and is expected to conclude by 4pm. All luncheon attendees are invited to attend the T-Mobile presentation.

Reception 11:45 AM with Lunch beginning at 12:30 PM

Luncheon meetings are open to AFCCE members and their guests.
The cost of the luncheon is $45.00 per person or $55.00 for reservations not received prior to the deadline.

Please RSVP online below by 5 pm Friday, March 11th. To RSVP directly to John Reiser by phone at (703) 780-4824, or email rsvp@afcce.org.

All reservations requests and online payments will be confirmed by an email message or phone call.

Meeting Location
Holiday Inn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
If you are driving, the Holiday Inn provides free parking.
The Holiday Inn is two blocks north of the Rosslyn Metro Station – Orange, Blue and Silver lines. Exit the station through the “back door” (up the stairs) and turn right onto North Fort Myer Drive.
Map & Directions

If you have special dietary requirements or allergies, please send a separate email to rsvp@afcce.org.

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