FCC Technical Panel Opens Inquiry On Radio Noise Floor Problem
June 17, 2016 at 4:00 AM (PT)
The FCC Office of Engineering Technology and Technological Advisory Council have opened a technical inquiry on what to do about the increasing radio electrical noise floor problem.
In the docket, with a comment deadline of AUGUST 11th, the OET noted that the spectrum noise floor appears to be rising with additional devices emitting RF added to the environment, but added that " we have found limited available quantitative data to support
this presumption," leading to the inquiry, in which the panel is seeking "ways to add to the available data in order to answer important questions for the FCC regarding this topic."
The inquiry. ET Docket No. 16-191, asks several questions about whether there is a noise problem, where it's coming from and where it exists, whether it's increasing, and how a study should be performed.