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  • Stations that would hover in the stratosphere providing fast wireless services to large areas beneath them. Curently a defunct idea.
  • High Altitude Platforms
  • HAPS
  • A satellite TV service owned by Hughes.
  • DIRECTV GROUP INC
  • HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORP
  • DirecTV
  • Hughes Electronics
  • DirecTV Group
  • Unmanned flying vehicles used in electronic warfare and reconnaissance.
  • UAV
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Unmanned Aircraft System
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  • Femtocell
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  • UMTS
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  • SDR
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  • Automatic Position Reporting System
  • APRS
  • Aerostats are deployed along the souther US border and Carribean areas to detect aircraft suspected of drug trafficking.
  • tethered radar balloons
  • Launched in December 1998, the SWAS satellite measures astrochemical phenomena in the 450-550 GHz range, such as the water spectral line at 556.936 GHz.
  • SWAS
  • The first unlicensed millimeter wave fixed radio product. Used to create high throughput point-to-point wireless connections. Uses spectrym ettiquette.
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  • A proposed system by the now defunct SkyStation which would have consisted of hundreds of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), essentially floating blimps over major geographic markets at altitudes of 100,000 feet.
  • GSTS
  • High power fixed systems in millimeter wavelength bands which provide cheaper wireless alternatives to fiber optics cables for medium size subscribers.
  • HDFS
  • Proposed EHF satellite for connecting base stations in Cellular, PCS, or wireless local loop telephone networks.
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  • proposed EHF satellite system for high-speed commercial wireless telecommunications links.
  • GESN
  • Passive sensors mounted on spacecraft which observe clouds, rain rate, snow water content, ocean ice, and oil spills.
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  • Synthetic vision
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  • ALMA
  • HALO planes are associated with a proposed use of LMDS by Angel Technologies Corp.
  • HALO
  • Used to relay data, video, and voice communications between space vehicles in close proximity, for example when docking or operating telerobots.
  • POCS
  • A one and two-way network for distribution of voice, video, and data at theatre air bases.
  • WBS
  • An in-vehicle warning system, possibly competitive with SWS.
  • ERDS
  • Developed to provide in-vehicle warning of road hazards.
  • SWS
  • Space-based satellite links for both geostationary and non-geostationary orbits.
  • ISS
  • ISL
  • Intersatellite
  • Satellite-to-Satellite
  • Inter-Satellite Link
  • Measures the distribution of cosmic background radiation, a remnant of the big bang.
  • MAP
  • A network of LAN based radios operated by Motorola.
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  • A cooperative global electronic intelligence network operated by the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
  • ECHELON
  • Classified intelligence gathering satellites, among the largest manmade objects in orbit.
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  • CLECs provide fixed wireless phone and data communications to small and medium sized business in major markets.
  • CLEC
  • An experimental satellite service operated by Teledesic.
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  • Proposed satellite system by Hughes Communications.
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  • Satellite service proposed by Lockheed Martin
  • LM MEO
  • Project to expand Millenium services outside the US, using GSO FSS and NGSO FSS.
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  • Project for worldwide inexpensive internet access service using satellites and high-speed two-way data transmissions.
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  • Detects missiles and forwards information to ground personel.
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  • Monitoring of aircraft movements in landing areas.
  • SBR
  • Transmits ocoanography data to scientific researchers and US military personnel.
  • GFO
  • A generic FCC term for non-broadcast TV providers.
  • MVPD
  • PCO is an FCC term for non-broadcast cable providers, such as Hotel or large Apartment owners who give TV service to many residences. Any TV or broadcast transmissions by a PCO are dubbed "PCO TV", "PCO radio", etc.
  • PCO TV
  • will provide consumers with TV programming and internet connectivity much like the DBS service with which is shares spectrum. Unlike DBS, MVDDS uses fixed terrestrial stations.
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  • Proposed satellite system using "Virtual Geostationary" orbits
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  • Proposed satellite system
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  • Proposed satellite system
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  • Proposed satellite system
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  • Proposed satellite system
  • KuBS
  • Distribution of data to and from many business locations.
  • VSAT
  • A (private) common carrier data service using radio packet networks.
  • DTS
  • A common carrier data service.
  • DEMS
  • TFGS
  • 24 GHz Service
  • Using radar to measure the speed of objects or vehicles
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  • THAAD
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  • Measuring no more than six inches in any one dimension, these tiny remote controlled aircraft can be used by the military for reconnaissance and other top secret missions.
  • MAV
  • Portable transponders that respond when interrogated by Maritime radar. Passengers can take a wandlike SART device onboard a survival craft.
  • SART
  • Used to monitor harbor and coastal traffic.
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  • Radars that monitor aircraft, vehicles, and obsctructions at ground level and below 200 ft.
  • ASDE
  • Airport Surface Detection Equipment
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