Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) requests a six-month Special Temporary Authority (STA), commencing on or about April 18, 2011, to conduct ground testing in support of Panasonic?s Global Communications Suite (GCS) featuring the eXConnect?
Ku-band aeronautical mobile-satellite service (AMSS) system to provide broadband connectivity onboard aircraft in flight. It is requested that STA authorization be granted to conduct the testing at the Roswell Industrial Air Center, Roswell, New Mexico. Previously, on November 2, 2010, the FCC granted a two-year experimental license (Call Sign WF2XLF; File No. 0225-EX-PL-2010), effective until November 1, 2012, to conduct two types of testing: (1) electromagnetic interference (EMI) ground testing of multiple, simulated transmit portable electronic devices (T-PEDs) RF transmissions in the aircraft cabin in multiple frequency bands: GSM, cellular, Wi-Fi and others; and (2) picocell system operations in the aircraft cabin for enabling GSM phone communications for passengers and crew. The two-year experimental license authorizes testing at four (4) locations. Panasonic is seeking the requested experimental STA to conduct T-PED interference ground testing at an additional site, the Roswell Industrial Air Center, Roswell, New Mexico Only T-PED interference testing will be conducted in the identified frequencies using a signal generator to simulate the operation of multiple T-PEDs. Picocell system operations will not be tested and no authorization is sought in the requested experimental STA for this type of testing.