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Data capture by the SpaceCap software for networks submitted under Articles 4 and 5 of Appendices 30 and 30A

The “Plan” subsystem of the SpaceCap software application was developed to capture the data items required to be submitted in notices under Articles 4 and 5 of Appendices 30 and 30A (AP30/30A). These data items were incorporated in Annex 2A of Appendix 4 at WRC-2000, as amended in the Annex to Corrigendum 1 to Circular Letter CR/158 of 15 March 2002.
 
The above-mentioned data items were further reviewed and incorporated in Annex 2 of Appendix 4 at WRC-03. The Bureau upgraded the SNS/SPS database structure (version 5) and the SpaceCap software (version 5) to comply with the revised Appendix 4 (WRC-03). WRC-07 further reviewed Appendix 4. The Bureau has upgraded the SNS/SPS database structure (version 7) and the SpaceCap software (version 7) to comply with the revised Appendix 4 (WRC-12).
 
The basic characteristics and reference situation of the assignments of the AP30/30A Plans, the Lists and Article 4 networks are recorded in the SPS (Space Plans Systems) database. Its structure is similar to the SNS (SRS_ALL) database, which contains non-planned space service networks, with some differences in usage of the tables and fields of the SNS database.
 
Currently, the Space Query and Extract System software (SpaceQry) can be used to view and query most of the data contained in the SPS database. SpaceCap should be used to capture data and to import data from/export data to other databases. The Bureau is currently upgrading SpaceQry to provide full functionality for handling AP30/30A notices.
 
After opening a SPS (Space Plans Systems) database, select the “Plan” button on the toolbar on the top right of the screen in order to open the Plan selection list. If the option titled “Open Plan for Inquiry only” is enabled, access to the information will be read only.
 
The organisation of data in the SPS (Space Plans Systems) database and the SpaceCap software as well as a description of the principle data entry forms are illustrated in Annex 1. Observations that should be taken into account for capturing the corresponding data items are listed in Annex 2.
 
Annexes:

Annex 1
AP30/30A Data Organisation in SpaceCap software
 
 

Annex 2
AP30/30A Data Capture Observations
 
SpaceCap Data
Annex 2 to Appendix 4 Data Item
Item Attribute[1] and Observation
Entry Form
Item No.[2]
Description
 
 
A
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SATELLITE NETWORK
Notice
A.1.a
identity of the satellite network
Mandatory: Maximum of 20 characters.
Notice
A.1.b
(A.1.c)
beam identification
 
Conditional: The Plan Beam identification(s) shall be indicated only in the following submissions:
-      § 4.1.27 of Article 4 of AP30/30A;
-      § 4.2.6 of Article 4 of AP30/30A in the case of modification to existing assignments in the Region 2 Plan;
-      § 4.2.24 of Article 4 of AP30/30A for the suppression of existing assignments in the Region 2 Plan;
-      § 5.1.2 of Article 5 of AP30 and § 5.1.6 of Article 5 of AP30A in the case of notification of Plan assignments;
-      § 4 of the Annex to Resolution 42.
Notice
A.1.f.1
symbol of the notifying administration
Mandatory; See Table 1A of the Preface to the BR IFIC.
Notice
A.1.f.2
(A.1.f.3)
symbols of administrations whose on behalf the notice is submitted
Conditional: if the notice is submitted on behalf of a group of administrations. See Table 1A of the Preface to the BR IFIC.
Notice
A.1.f.3
 (A.1.f.2)
symbol of the intergovernmental satellite organization
Conditional: if the notice is submitted on behalf of an intergovernmental organization. See Table 2 of the Preface to the BR IFIC.
Group
A.2.a
Date (actual or foreseen, as appropriate) of bringing the frequency assignment (new or modified) into use
Conditional; Required for notifications under Article 5 of AP30/30A.
Group
A.3.a
(A.3)
Operating administration or agency
Mandatory; Numerical code indicated in table 12A/12B of the Preface to the BR IFIC for the operating administration or agency.
In the case of submission of a new entry to that table, the name, telefax number and the address of the operating administration or agency shall be submitted in the fax or email corresponding to the submission.
Group
A.3.b
(A.3)
the administration to which communication should be sent on urgent matters
Mandatory; The alphabetical code indicated in Table 12A/12B of the Preface to the BR IFIC of the administration to which communication should be sent on urgent matters regarding interference, quality of emissions and questions referring to the technical operation of the network or station.
In the case of a submission for a new entry to that table, the name, telefax number and the address of the responsible administration shall be submitted in the fax or e-mail corresponding to the submission.
Notice
A.4.a.1
The nominal geographical longitude on the geostationary-satellite orbit
Mandatory; Shall be in conformity with the orbital position limitations of Annex 7 to Appendix 30.
Notice
A.4.a.2.a
(A.4.a.2)
The planned longitudinal tolerance easterly limit
Mandatory;The value shall be in the range 0 to 0.1°.
Notice
A.4.a.2.b
(A.4.a.2)
The planned longitudinal tolerance westerly limit
Mandatory;The value shall be in the range 0 to 0.1°.
Notice
A.6.a
(A.6)
symbol of any administration with which agreement has been reached
Optional
Notice
A.6.b
(A.6)
symbol of any intergovernmental organization with which agreement has been reached
Optional
Notice
A.6.c
(A.6)
related provision code
Conditional: Shall be indicated for each symbol submitted under A.6.a or A.6.b.
Notice
A.11.a
(A.11)
start time of the regular hours of operation (UTC)
Mandatory; At least one “Group” of one “Beam” must be
captured. For full-time operation 0 to 24 should be indicated.
Notice
A.11.b
(A.11)
stop time of the regular hours of operation (UTC)
 
Modulation characteristics
A.12
Range of automatic gain control
Mandatory: (AP30A)
The value shall be in the range 0 to 15 dB.
See sections 3.10 and 4.9.2 of Annex 3 to AP30A.
See also observation on item C.9.b.
Notice
A.13.c
A.13.d
Notice ID of the corresponding network previously processed under Article 4/5 of Appendices 30 or 30A
Conditional; Shall be provided for the following submissions:
Article 4:
- modification to a network in the Regions 1 and 3 List or to a network already successfully entered into the Region 2 Plan;
- cancellation of a  Plan, List or Article 4 network;
- submission of the final characteristics of a network under § 4.1.12 or § 4.2.16 of Article 4;
Article 5:
- notification of a network in the Regions 1 and 3 Plan or List or a network already entered into the Region 2 Plan;
- cancellation of previously notified assignments.
 
B
SPACE STATION ANTENNA DESIGNATION AND CHARACTERISTICS
Beam
B.1.a
(B.1)
The designation of the satellite antenna beam
Mandatory
Beam
B.1.b
Steerable/fixed flag
Mandatory: Steerable beams were previously identified by setting the last character of their beam designation to “R”. This rule is no longer applicable.
Beam
B.3.a.1
(B.3.g.1)
the maximum co-polar isotropic antenna gain (dBi)
Mandatory: For the co-polar gain of an elliptical beam, SpaceCap displays a warning if the difference between the submitted value and the default value of 10*log(27843/(major-axis*minor-axis)) is greater than 0.1 dB. However, depending on a feasible antenna efficiency, the actual maximum antenna gain value may differ from the default value.
For non-elliptical beams, the cross-polar antenna gain is mandatory.
See also item C.8.a.1 for AP30 e.i.r.p. limitations.
The minimum co-polar absolute antenna gain value derived from this item and B.3.b.1 or B.3.c.1 should not be normally less than –10 dBi.
Beam
B.3.a.2
(B.3.g.1)
the maximum cross-polar isotropic antenna gain (dBi) in the case of a non-elliptical beam
Conditional: For non-elliptical beams, the cross-polar antenna gain is mandatory. 
The minimum cross-polar absolute antenna gain value derived from this item and B.3.b.2 or B.3.c.2 should not be normally less than -10 dBi.
 
 
 
 
Beam
B.3.b.1
(B.3.g.5.a)
co-polar gain contours for non-elliptical beams
 
Conditional: Mandatory for non-elliptical beams. Gain contours in GXT files shall be validated with GIMS.
Contours shall be submitted at least for –2, -4, -6, -10 and –20 dB and at 10 dB interval thereafter.
For a steerable beam whose effective boresight area is less than the global service area, the 0 dB relative gain isoline effective gain contour(s) shall also  be submitted.
The type (Paper, GXT, File), file name and description of the attached diagram should be indicated.
See also the observation under item B.3.a.1 concerning the minimum co-polar absolute antenna gain value.
Beam
B.3.b.2
(B.3.g.5.a)
cross-polar gain contours for non-elliptical beams
 
Conditional: Mandatory for non-elliptical beams.
See observations under B.3.b.1. 
See also the observation under item B.3.a.2 concerning the minimum cross-polar absolute antenna gain value.
 
 
 
 
Beam
B.3.c.1
(B.3.g.4.a)
co-polar radiation patterns for elliptical beams
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
For the Regions 1 and 3 feeder-links, MODRSS would be used instead of R13RSS.
For the definition of different reference patterns, see the MSPACE manual.
See also the observation under item B.3.a.1 concerning the minimum co-polar absolute antenna gain value.
Beam
B.3.c.2
(B.3.g.4.a)
cross-polar radiation patterns for elliptical beams
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
For the Regions 1 and 3 feeder-links, MODRSS would be used instead of R13RSS.
For the definition of different reference patterns, see the MSPACE manual.
Beam
B.3.d
The pointing accuracy of the antenna for elliptical beams
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
The value shall be in the range 0 to 0.1°.
For shaped/steerable beams, it is assumed that the effect of this parameter is taken into account in the corresponding antenna gain contours.
Beam
B.3.e
(B.3.g.5d)
the isotropic gain in the direction of those parts of the geostationary-satellite orbit which are not obstructed by the Earth. Use a diagram to show estimated isotropic gain relative to orbit longitude
Conditional: Mandatory for feeder-link non-elliptical beams.
See Annex 3 for the corresponding validation rules.
The type (Paper, GXT, File), file name and description of the attached diagram should be indicated.
This diagram is not required for elliptical beams since the corresponding values will be calculated based on the data submitted under items B.3.b.1 and B.3.a.1.
Beam
B.3.f.1
(B.3.g.4.f B.3.g.5.b)
 Boresight or beam aim point of the antenna (longitude and latitude)
Conditional: Mandatory for all beams.
The boresight or aim point location shall be located on the Earth and visible from the satellite.
The boresight of an elliptical beam is considered as its aim point.
Beam
B.3.f.2.a
(B.3.g.4.b)
rotational accuracy in degrees
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
The value shall be in the range 0 to 1°.
Beam
B.3.f.2.b
(B.3.g.4.c)
major axis orientation in degrees anticlockwise from the Equator
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
The value shall be in the range 0 to 180°.
Beam
B.3.f.2.c
(B.3.g.4.d)
major axis (degrees) at the half-power beamwidth
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
See item B.3.g.1 concerning the default gain value.
Beam
B.3.f.2.d
(B.3.g.4.e)
minor axis (degrees) at the half-power beamwidth
Conditional: Mandatory for elliptical beams.
See item B.3.g.1 concerning the default gain value.
 
 
 
 
 
C
CHARACTERISTICS CONCERNING EACH GROUPS OF FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENTS
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
C.2.a.1
(C.2.a)
The assigned frequency (frequencies)
Mandatory: If the standard center frequencies of the Plans are used, the user may enter the channel number. The corresponding Plan center frequency will be set by SpaceCap. In the case of a non-standard center frequency see observation under C.2.a.2.
The highest/lowest frequency plus/minus half the highest assigned frequency band (item C.3.a) shall be within the following ranges:
  DN: 11.7 – 12.5 GHz, ­: 17.3 – 18.1 GHz (Region 1).
  DN: 12.2 – 12.7 GHz, ­: 17.3 – 17.8 GHz (Region 2).
DN: 11.7 – 12.2 GHz, ­: 17.3 – 18.1 GHz (Region 3).
­UP:14.5-14.8 GHz (countries outside Europe).
For Regions 1 and 3 feeder-link networks, the user first should select either the 14GHz or 17GHz frequency band for a newly created “Group” of frequencies. The assigned frequencies can then be captured on the Emissions/Frequencies data entry form.
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
C.2.a.2
(C.2.a)
The channel number
Mandatory:
If the user enters first the channel number,  the corresponding center frequency in the Plan will be set by SpaceCap that could be modified by the user. If the frequency is entered first, the corresponding channel is calculated using the following formula:
Channel = Integer((Frequency + Channel_Spacing / 2 – Plan_Frequency) / Channel_Spacing) + 1
Where:
Frequency: center frequency of the assignment (C.2.a.1);
Channel_Spacing: 19.18 MHz for Regions 1 and 3; 14.58 MHz for Region 2;
Plan_Frequency: The center frequency of channel 1 of the Plans as
follows:
Regions 1 and 3:
  Downlink: 11727.48 MHz
  Feeder-link (14GHz): 14525.30 MHz
  Feeder-link (17GHz): 17327.48MHz
Region 2:
  Downlink: 12224.00 MHz
  Feeder-link: 17324.00 MHz
Gr
oup
C.3.a
The bandwidth of the assigned frequency band in kHz
Mandatory
Shall be equal to the highest necessary bandwidth captured in the “Emissions/Frequencies” data entry form of the same “Group”.
 
Group
C.4.a
(C.4)
Class of station(s) and nature of service
The class of station and nature of service performed, using the symbols shown in the Preface to the International Frequency List.
Mandatory
EC is valid for the feeder-link.
EB and EV are valid for the downlink.
Group
C.5.a
The lowest total receiving system noise temperature, in Kelvin’s, referred to the output of the receiving antenna of the space
station.
Mandatory
Considering that WRC-2000 adopted a value of 600 K for 17 GHz feeder-link and 750 K for 14 GHz feeder-link Plan national assignments, the administrations of Regions 1 and 3 may wish to consider the use of a value of 600 K for 17 GHz assignments and 750 K for 14 GHz assignments.
Group
C.6.a
(C.6)
The type of polarization of the antenna. In the case of circular polarization, also the sense of polarization
Mandatory
CR: Circular Right-hand
CL: Circular Left-hand
  L: Linear
 
Group
C.6.b
(C.6)
In the case of linear polarization, the polarization angle as defined in § 3.2 of Annex 5 to Appendix 30
Conditional: Mandatory for linear polarization.
 
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
C.7.a
The class of emission and the necessary bandwidth
Mandatory
In accordance with § 4.1.29 of Article 4 of AP30/30A, only digital modulation may be submitted under Article 4 in Regions 1 and 3.
Narrow band carriers such as 8M00G7W should be represented in a single merged carrier such as 24M0G7W that includes three 8 MHz carriers.
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
C.8.b.1
(C.8.h)
(C.8.i)
 
the total peak power,  in (dBW), supplied to the input of the antenna
Mandatory
For Regions 1 and 3 downlink:
-
      total_pow+co_pol_ant_gain(item B.3.a.1) shall be in conformity with e.i.r.p. limitations of Annex 7 to Appendix 30, and;
-
      the PFD level produced by the total e.i.r.p. of pow_dens_27MHz+co-pol_ant_gain (item B.3.g.1a) shall not exceed the limit of –103.6 dB(W/m2. 27 MHz)) of § 1of Annex 1 to Appendix 30. See Rules of Procedure relating to the first paragraph of § 1 of that Annex. Moreover, for the orbital positions 9ºE and 4ºW, it shall not exceed the limit of –138 dB(W/m2. 27 MHz)) of note 1 to Tables 1 & 2 of Annex 7 to that Appendix.
For Regions 1 and 3 feeder-link:
-
      the PFD level produced by the total e.i.r.p. of pow_dens_27MHz+co-pol_ant_gain (item C.10.c.2) shall not exceed the limit of –76 dB(W/m2. 27 MHz)) of § 4 of Annex 1 to Appendix 30A. See Rules of Procedure relating to the first paragraph of § 4 of that Annex.
- According to § 3.6 of Annex 3 to Appendix 30A, t
he maximum transmitter power delivered to the input of the antenna of the feeder-link earth station per 27 MHz shall be such as to ensure that the e.i.r.p. envelope in Figure A of that Annex is not exceeded (with the exception of the use of permissible level of power control).
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
C.8.b.2
(C.8.h)
(C.8.i)
 
the maximum power density in  dB(W/Hz), supplied to the input of the antenna
Mandatory
In the case of analogue emission, the reference bandwidths for calculating the maximum power density are 4 kHz for the downlink and 14 GHz feeder-link and 1 MHz for the 17 GHz feeder-link.
For digital emissions, the maximum power density default value (assuming uniform distribution of the power over the necessary bandwidth) is calculated once the total power is entered using the following formula:
pwr-10´log(B)
where pwr is the total power and B is the necessary bandwidth
The differences between the submitted and the default value should be verified.
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
C.8.h
(C.8.i)
 
the maximum power density in  dB(W/Hz) averaged over the necessary bandwidth, supplied to the input of the antenna
Conditional: Mandatory for downlink and the 17 GHz feeder-link.
For digital emissions, the maximum power density default value (assuming uniform distribution of the power over the necessary bandwidth) is calculated once the total power is entered using the following formula:
pwr-10´log(B)
where pwr is the total power and B is the necessary bandwidth
the differences between the submitted and the default value should be verified.
Emissions/
Frequencies
of Group
 
C.8.i
if the power control is used, the range of power control, expressed, in dB, above the transmitting power indicated under C.8.b.1.
Conditional: Mandatory for feeder-link.
For Regions 1 and 3 power control value shall be in the range 0 to 10 dB.For Region 2, see §4.5 and 4.10 of Annex 3 to AP30A for power limits.
 
Modulation characteristics
C.9
(C.9.b)
Modulation characteristics
To open this data entry form, the user should click on the corresponding designation of emission on the “Emissions/Frequencies” form.
In order to copy the modulation characteristics of a specific designation of emission into all corresponding emissions, the user should activate the following option on the “Modulation characteristics” data entry form of SpeceCap:
“Apply these characteristics to all emissions in all groups of this notice with the same designation of emission”
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.1
(C.9.b.1)
Type of modulation
Mandatory
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.3.a
(C.9.b.5)
Peak-to-peak frequency deviation (MHz)
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.3.b
(C.9.b.2)
Pre-emphasis characteristics
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.3.c
(C.9.b.7)
Characteristics of multiplexing the video and audio signal
Optional: Should be submitted for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.6.a
(C.9.b.8)
Peak-to-peak frequency deviation of the energy dispersal waveform (MHz)
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.6.b
(C.9.b.8)
Sweep frequency of  the energy dispersal waveform (kHz)
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.6.c
(C.9.b.8)
Energy dispersal waveform
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.7
(C.9.b.8)
Type of energy dispersal
Conditional: Mandatory for other form of modulation than FM.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.a.9
(C.9.b.3)
TV standard
Mandatory
Modulation characteristics
C.9.b.1
(C.9.b.4)
Sound-broadcasting characteristics
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
C.9.b.2
(C.9.b.6)
Composition of baseband
Conditional: Mandatory for FM TV.
Modulation characteristics
SUP
(C.9.b.9)
In the case of a digital modulation, the effective and transmitted bit rate (Mbits/s) and symbol rate (Msymbols/s)
This item was removed by WRC-03 and is no longer required for submission to the Bureau.
Modulation characteristics
SUP
(C.9.b.10)
Roll-off factor of the filter of the receiver
This item was removed by WRC-03 and is no longer required for submission to the Bureau.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.b.1
(C.10.b)
Name of the earth station
Conditional: Mandatory for a specific associated feeder-link earth station (AP30A).
 
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.c.1
(C.10.b)
geographical coordinates of the antenna site
Conditional: Mandatory for a specific associated feeder-link earth station (AP30A).
The location shall be within the corresponding service area and visible from the satellite and should not be located at sea.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.c.2
 
Symbol of the country or geographical area in which the earth station is located
Conditional: Mandatory for a specific associated feeder-link earth station (AP30A).
The symbol should be in accordance with the Preface to the BR IFIC.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d
(C.10.c)
For an associated earth station (whether specific or typical):
It is preferable not to submit more than two types of earth station, e.g. only the two antennas with smallest and the largest diameters should be submitted.
Since in SpaceCap only one set of antenna characteristics is allowed per each “Group” of assignments, if the user modifies the typical antenna characteristics of a feeder-link, the same characteristics will be copied to all specific e.s. of the same group with a warning to inform the user, and vice versa
.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d.3
(C.10.c.2)
The isotropic gain (dBi) of the antenna in the direction of maximum radiation
Mandatory
For the default values and valid ranges see Annex 4. 
See also item C.8.b.1 for AP30A e.i.r.p. limitations.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d.4
C.10.c.3
The beamwidth in degrees between the half power points (describe in detail if not symmetrical)
Mandatory
For the default values and valid ranges see Annex 4.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d.5.a
C.10.c.4
Either the measured co-polar radiation pattern of the antenna or the reference radiation pattern
Mandatory
For a definition of the reference patterns, see the MSPACE manual.
MODTES should be used instead of R13TES.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d.5.b
C.10.c.4
Either the measured cross-polar radiation pattern of the antenna or the reference radiation pattern
Mandatory
It is set by SpaceCap to the same type of antenna indicated for the co-polar reference pattern.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d.7
C.10.c.6
The antenna diameter (metres)
Mandatory: (AP30A)
See observations on items C.10.d.3 and C.10.d.4.
According to § 4.4.1 of Annex 3 to Appendix 30A, the minimum feeder-link antenna diameter for the Region 2 is 2.5 m.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
&
Assoc Earth Station (feeder-link)
C.10.d.8
C.10.c.6
The equivalent antenna diameter (metres)
Mandatory: (AP30)
See observations on items C.10.d.3 and C.10.d.4.
Srv Area/Typical Antenna
C.11.a
(C.11.b)
 
-  a set of a maximum of twenty test points; and
-  a service area contour on the surface of the Earth or a service area defined by a minimum elevation angle in degrees.
Mandatory
Test points:
-        should not be located at sea;
-        location shall be visible from the satellite;
-        should be located within its service area.
 
Service area contour:
-     The service area of a Region 2 Article 4 network shall not overlap with the Regions 1 or 3 and vice versa;
-     The service area “Number” and “Name” shall be identical to the data submitted in the corresponding GXT file. If only one service area is submitted for a specific beam, the number 1 should be assigned to it;
-     The type (Paper, GXT, File), file name and description of the attached diagram should be indicated.
 
Test points and service area corresponding to the band 12.2-12.5 GHz shall not be inside Region 3.
In the case of 14.5-14.8 GHz band, test points and service area shall not include the territories of European countries.
Group
C.15.a
(C.15)
the MSPACE group identification code
Conditional: Mandatory if part of an exclusive operation group.
Article 4 assignments are usually grouped with the co-channel & co-orbital position assignments of the responsible administration in the Plan, or List, or other previously submitted Article 4 assignments of the same administration, unless the coverage areas are largely separated. This issue should be clarified in the fax or email corresponding to the submission.
           
For describing the internal grouping of the assignments of the network, a MSPACE group code should be assigned to this item for each group of assignments on the “Group” from of SpaceCap. If this field is blank, it is understood that no MSPACE internal grouping is applicable to the assignments of the corresponding “Group”.
 
It is to be noted that multiple MSPACE grouping for a specific assignment is not possible. For instance if assignment A should be grouped with assignments B and C, these two assignments have also to be grouped since they shall have the same MSPACE group code of assignment A.
 
See ROP concerning § 4.1.1a) and 4.1.1b) of AP30 and 30A respectively
Strapping
D.1.a
(D.1)
Connection between Earth-to-space and space-to-Earth frequencies in the network
The connection between uplink and downlink frequency assignments in each transponder for each intended combination of receiving and transmitting beams.
Conditional: Mandatory for  Region 2.
After capturing all assignments of all downlink and feeder-link beams, the “Strap wizard” on the “Strapping” data entry form of the SpaceCap should be used to connect downlink and feeder-link assignments. Before exiting that form, the “Validation” button should be pressed to verify that all assignments have strapped.
 

 
[1]
Mandatory: Shall be submitted in all cases; Conditional: Shall be submitted in certain conditions; Optional: Is not mandatory;
 
[2]
The first number in bold italic refers to the new item number (WRC-03) and the one within parenthesis corresponds to the old item number (WRC-2000). The new item numbers are included only once in bold italic. If the item no. was not changed, it is included only once in normal font. Deleted items are identified by “SUP”. 
 

Annex 3
Validation rules on the diagram of gains towards GSO arc not obstructed by the Earth (item B.3.g.5d)
 
 
The parts of GSO visible from a satellite are an arc between ±162.6º from the longitude of that satellite. The diagram should be consistent with the antenna co-polar contours and the maximum gain value. The corresponding validation rules are as follows:
If Gcnt is equal to the gain value of the last antenna co-polar gain contour* then
         If Ggso > (Gcnt +  Gmax)  then
Invalid contour
         else If Ggso < (Gcnt +  Gmax)  then
Warning
         End if
else If Ggso # (Gcnt +  Gmax)  then
Invalid contour
End if
 
Where:
 
Ggso
:
Absolute antenna gain at a point on the edges of the portion of the equator visible from the satellite extracted from GSO diagram (dBi).
Gcnt
:
Relative antenna gain at the same point extracted from the gain contours (dB).
Gmax
:
Maximum antenna gain (dBi).
 Invalid contour
:
The diagram is considered as inval
id.
Warning
:
The diagram is considered as valid. However, it may require further verification to confirm the relevant values.
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* The contour with the minimum relative gain value.
 

 Annex 4
Default values for the earth station antenna characteristics
 
 
The following default values and ranges are defined as a function of D which is the antenna diameter submitted under item C.10.d.7 or C.10.d.8 above.
C.10.d.3 The maximum gain
C.10.d.5
The reference pattern
Default Value
DBLTVROI0001
---
DBLTVROC0001
47
MODRES
35.5+20*log(D/0.6)
R13RES
38.43+20*log(D/0.9)
R2RES
40.24+20*log(D)
R13TES
MODTES
(14GHz): 57+20*log(D/6)
(17GHz): 57+20*log(D/5)
R2TES
57.4+20*log(D/5)
  
C.10.d.4 The beamwidth
C.10.d.5
The reference pattern
Default Value
DBLTVROI0001
1.58/D
DBLTVROC0001
0.66
MODRES
2.86*0.6/D
R13RES
2.0*0.9/D
R2RES
1.7*1/D
R13TES
MODTES
14GHz feeder-link: 0.25*6/D
17GHz feeder-link: 0.25*5/D
R2TES
0.24*5/D
if Gmax > 59 dBi
 
2 * 10^((39-Gmax))/20
if Gmax ≤ 59 dBi