|Please explain the purpose of operation:
||The proposed experimental T-PED EMI ground testing is needed to support Federal Aeronautics Administration (FAA) certification of Viasat aircraft wireless connectivity systems and associated equipment. FAA regulations (14 C.F.R. § 91.21) stipulate that the aircraft operator demonstrate that onboard electronic devices, such as T- PEDs, not interfere with critical aircraft avionics systems. Industry documents, such as EUROCAE ED-130, RTCA DO-294, and RTCA DO-307,1 provide guidelines on how to test avionics systems susceptibility to RF signals on board airplanes. The recommended tests involve the simulation of multiple T-PEDs transmitting simultaneously within the aircraft cabin across several frequencies that are used by mobile wireless and Wi-Fi equipment. The requested experimental STA will assist Viasat and its partners in assessing the potential interference issues associated with the use of T-PEDs aboard commercial aircraft and developing the technical and operational requirements necessary to mitigate any potential interference issues to airplane avionics and communications.
Axiom seeks an experimental STA for 180 days, commencing on May 17, 2022, to conduct the ground testing described above. As further described below, the proposed testing schedule is dependent on the availability of aircraft. Axiom has confirmed that a first aircraft is available for testing as of May 17, 2022, or a few days thereafter.