FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Google Inc.

Address
Attention: Richard S. Whitt
Street Address: 1101 New York Ave. NW, Second Floor
P.O. Box:
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20005
Country:
E-Mail Address: whitt@google.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Whitt
First Name: Richard S.
Title: Director and Managing Counsel Telecom and Media
Phone Number: 202.346.1236

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Google is developing a next generation personal communication device that requires testing outside the laboratory environment. The devices are in the prototyping phase and will be modified prior to final compliance testing.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Testing will include functional testing of all subsystems, including WiFi and Bluetooth radio. Users will connect their device to home WiFi networks. This line of testing will reveal real world engineering issues and reliability of networks. The device utilizes a standard WiFi module, and the planned testing is not directed at evaluating the radio frequency characteristics of the module (which are known), but rather at the throughput and stability of the home WiFi networks that will support the device, as well as the basic functionality of the device. From this testing we hope to modify the design in order to maximize product robustness and user experience. Utilizing the requested number of units will allow testing of real world network performance and its impact on applications running on the device, so that any problems can be discovered and addressed promptly. All devices will be used by and registered to specific individuals (all Google employees), and Google will maintain a record of each device, so that they can be easily recalled at any time during testing and when testing is complete. The devices will be tested at Google facilities and in and around the employees residences, all or nearly all of which are believed to be located within 75 miles of four different Google facilities located at the following coordinates (the number of devices associated with each facility to be tested is noted in parenthesis): Mountain View, CA: 37.421265 N, -122.085314 W (80 devices); Los Angeles, CA: 33.995388 N, -118.477035 W (10 devices); Cambridge, MA: 42.362754 N, -71.088023 W (2 devices); and New York, NY: 40.741872 N, -74.004579 W (10 devices).

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 01/15/2012
Operation End Date: 07/15/2012

Manufacturer
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
Google experimental 102 Yes

Certification
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): Richard S. Whitt
Title of Applicant (if any): Director and Managing Counsel Telecom and Media
Date: 2011-12-13 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
United States & Possessions North      West      See explanation of purpose (Question 5) above for details.
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 2400.00000000-2483.00000000 MHz MO N/A 1.000000 W P F1D
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2400.00000000-2483.00000000 MHz MO N/A 1.000000 W P W7D