FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Microsoft Corporation

Address
Attention: Brian Swenson
Street Address: One Microsoft Way
P.O. Box:
City: Redmond
State: WA
Zip Code: 98052
Country:
E-Mail Address: bswen@microsoft.com

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Swenson
First Name: Brian
Title: Network Strategist
Phone Number: 4257066123

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
The proposed testing requires Special Temporary Authority because it would include: 1) terrestrial use of the 2483.5-2500 MHz Mobile Satellite Service band currently assigned for use by Globalstar Inc.; 2) the use of an intentional radiator in the 2473-2483.5 MHz unlicensed band that has not received an equipment authorization as ordinarily required under 47 C.F.R. § 15.201; and 3) the proposed operations would span the 2473-2483.5 MHz unlicensed band and the adjacent 2483.5-2500 MHz band and would therefore not comply with the emissions limits required by 47 C.F.R. §§ 15.205 & 15.209.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Microsoft will test terrestrial operations in the 2473-2483.5 MHz unlicensed band and the adjacent 2483.5-2500 MHz band, consistent with Globalstar Inc.s proposal to operate a terrestrial low-power service on these frequencies nationwide (see IB docket no. 13-213). Microsoft seeks to quantify the affect of such operations on the performance and reliability of unlicensed operations in the 2.4 GHz ISM band.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 05/23/2016
Operation End Date: 11/23/2016

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
Ruckus ZoneFlex 7352 3 No
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 3 No
Google Nexus 7 3 No
Google Nexus 9 3 No
Linksys WRT54G 3 No

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): Michael Daum
Title of Applicant (if any): Principal Technology Policy Strategist
Date: 2016-05-11 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Redmond Washington North  47  38  22 West  122  7  44 2.00
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 2484.00000000- MHz FX 1.000000 W 1.000000 W P 1.00000000 % 22M0M7W DSSS/OFDM

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      Within 2 km of 47 38 22 North, 122 7 44 West.
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 2484.00000000- MHz MO 1.000000 W 1.000000 W P 1.00000000 % 22M0M7W DSSS/OFDM