WRC 2023 Agenda Items for WP 3L

Ionospheric propagation and radio noise

The list below shows all the WRC 2023 Agenda Items for which this is one of the involved groups. Click on an Agenda Item or Resolution to get more information about which Visualyse product to use and how Transfinite consultants could assist in studying this problem.

Agenda Item Description
Agenda Item 1.9

This agenda item is to review Appendix 27 of the Radio Regulations and consider appropriate regulatory actions and updates based on ITU-R studies in order to accommodate digital technologies for commercial aviation safety-of-life applications in existing HF bands allocated to the aeronautical mobile (route) service and ensure coexistence of current HF systems alongside modernized HF systems

The ITU-R is invited to study:

  1. any necessary modifications to Appendix 27 for the aeronautical mobile (route) service between 2 850 and 22 000 kHz
  2. to identify any necessary transition arrangements
  3. to recommend how new digital aeronautical wideband HF systems can be introduced while ensuring compliance with safety requirements
  4. to define the relevant technical characteristics and to conduct any necessary sharing and compatibility studies with incumbent services that are allocated on a primary basis in the same or adjacent frequency bands to avoid harmful interference
Agenda Item 1.12

This agenda item is to study a possible new secondary allocation to the EESS (active) service for spaceborne radar sounders within the range of frequencies around 45 MHz, taking into account the protection of incumbent services, including in adjacent bands.

WRC-23 is invited to consider the results of studies on spectrum needs for a possible new secondary allocation to the EESS(Active) service for spaceborne radar sounders within the range of frequencies around 45 MHz taking into account the protection of incumbent services

The ITU-R is invited to conduct studies on spectrum needs and sharing studies between the EESS(Active) service and the radiolocation, fixed, mobile, broadcasting, amateur and space research services in the 40 - 50 MHz frequency range and in adjacent bands

Agenda Item 9.1.1

This agenda item is to review the results of studies relating to the technical and operational characteristics, spectrum requirements and appropriate radio service designations for space weather sensors with a view to describing appropriate recognition and protection in the Radio Regulations without placing additional constraints on existing services.

The ITU-R is invited to:

  1. to identify, in time for WRC-23, and based upon existing and possible further ITU-R studies on the technical and operational characteristics, specific space weather sensors which need to be protected by appropriate regulation. This includes determining if receive-only space weather sensors shall be designated as applications of the Metaids services, to determine the appropriate radiocommunication service, if any, for cases where it is determined that receive-only space weather sensors do not fall under the Metaids service
  2. to conduct, in time for WRC-23, any necessary sharing studies with incumbent systems operating in frequency bands used by space weather sensors with the objective of determine potential regulatory provisions that can be provided to receive-only operational space weather sensors for their appropriate recognition in the Radio Regulations, while not placing additional constraints on incumbent services
  3. to develop potential solutions to describe in the Radio Regulations in Articles 1 and 4 and/or as a WRC resolution, if deemed appropriate, for consideration by WRC-23, space weather sensor systems and their corresponding usage, as well as protection requirements for receive-only space weather sensors
  4. to conduct studies, in time for WRC-23, on the technical and operational characteristics of active space weather sensors and conduct necessary sharing studies with incumbent systems operating in frequency bands used by active space weather sensors, with the objective of determining the appropriate radiocommunication service for those sensors

The Director of the BR is instructed to report on the results of the ITU-R studies to WRC-23