Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc.

Attention: Robert Shaw
Street Address: 15800 John J. Delaney Drive, Suite 200
P.O. Box:
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28277
E-Mail Address: rshaw@curtisswright.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Eide
First Name: Egil
Title: Chief Scientist, 3d-Radar
Phone Number: +47 7289 3202

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Curtiss-Wright Controls Inc. (CW) seeks this STA in order to conduct demonstrations of next generation versions of its ultra-wideband ground penetrating radar (GPR) device known as 3d-Radar for prospective non-federal customers in the coming months as it awaits an FCC grant of its Petition for Reconsideration of a Waiver Order (ET Doc. 10-167) (Petition). These next generation devices operate in steps of 10 MHz or 20 MHz. A grant of its pending Petition would permit CW to operate these devices (subject to obtaining appropriate equipment authorizations). By way of background, in January 2012, the FCC granted CW?s Part 15 waiver request which gave CW authorization to operate a prior version of the 3d-Radar device (which operates in 2 MHz steps) for non-federal use (subject to obtaining appropriate equipment authorization). (ET Doc. No. 10-167.) In its Petition, CW asked the FCC to modify the Waiver Order so that the conditions set forth in the Waiver Order do not prohibit natural advancements in the 3d-Radar technology (like those which are the subject of this STA request) which do not adversely affect other licensed spectrum users. We understand that the FCC?s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) is currently reviewing the Petition. The Chief of OET and his senior staff, who have been closely involved in these proceedings, can confirm these representations. We note that CW has already obtained an experimental license (call sign WG2XCI) for the 2 MHz step version of the device to permit demonstrations nationwide which is valid through February 2014.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The 3d-Radar GPR device is an ultra-wideband emitter regulated under the Part 15 rules and for the purpose of surveying sub-surface and below ground structures. Pursuant to a grant of this STA request, CW will conduct demonstrations of the new 3d-Radar GPR devices for prospective non-federal customers. These devices will operate with frequency steps of 10 MHz or 20 MHz, cycle speeds of 300 microseconds or 150 microseconds, respectively, and dwell times of 1 microsecond. Devices operating with 20 MHz frequency steps are best suited for shallow depths in combination with high resolution (e.g., asphalt, concrete damage detection, and void detection in shallow to medium base). Devices operating with 10 MHz frequency steps are optimal where deeper depth is needed (e.g., void detection in deep base layer). Experimental activities will be of limited duration for a few hours each day on selected days and at selected locations in the U.S. as determined by the prospective customer.

Callsign: WF9XQO
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 05/16/2012
Operation End Date: 11/13/2012

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
3d-Radar AS Geoscope GPR 2 Yes

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Robert Shaw
Title of Applicant (if any): General Counsel
Date: 2012-04-24 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Contiguous United States North      West      Nationwide. However, per the response to the "Purpose of Operation" question, use will be limited to selected locations in the US as determined by the prospective customer. Please advise if additional details are needed
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 140.00000000-3000.00000000 MHz MO 0.316000 mW 0.100000 mW P 1.00000000 % 10M0P0N No modulation
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 140.00000000-3000.00000000 MHz MO 0.316000 mW 0.100000 mW P 1.00000000 % 20M0P0N No modulation