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Measurement Procedures

This series of documents is a non-exclusive list of measurement procedures that may be used when testing equipment to determine its compliance with FCC rules. This list is provided as a reference tool to aid interested parties in locating measurement procedures. Any party making measurements to show compliance with the FCC rules should select the appropriate measurement methods as required and specified in the particular part of the FCC rules. (For example, for Part 15 devices see §§15.31, 15.32, 15.33, and 15.35 of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.)). The FCC Knowledge Database provides additional guidance on testing devices subject to the FCC's rules. Additional measurement procedures may be found on the OET Technical Documents page.

Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Equipment (ISM) - Part 18

FCC/OET MP–5

Methods of Measurements of Radio Noise Emissions from Industrial, Scientific and Medical equipment (February 1986)
[PDF]

IEEE Std 139-1988

IEEE Recommended Practice for the Measurement of Radio Frequency Emission from Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) Equipment Installed on User's Premises.
[Link to IEEE website]

Licensed Radio Service Equipment
ANSI C63.19-2007 or ANSI C63.19-2011

American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Compatibility between Wireless Communication Devices and Hearing Aids
[Link to IEEE website]

ANSI/TIA-603-C-2004

Land Mobile FM or PM Communications Equipment Measurement and Performance Standards.
[Link to TIA website]

FCC Public Notice, DA-02-1097

FCC Lab Provides Guidance on Certification of Linear Power Amplifiers used with Cellular and PCS Transmitters
[PDF | WORD | TEXT]

KDB Publication 412172

How do you determine ERP and EIRP values for a RF Transmitting System?
[KDB]
KDB Publication 449343
Can a pre-calibrated field methodology be used in conjunction with the procedures described in the TIA-603-C standard to measure the radiated output power and/or the spurious emissions generated by a transmitting device for demonstrating compliance to FCC rules?
[KDB]
KDB Publication 971168
What are the procedures for compliance measurement for the fundamental emission power for licensed wideband (> 1 MHz) digital transmission systems?
[KDB]
Radio Frequency Devices/Unintentional Radiators - Part 15

FCC Public Notice DA 09-2478

Office of Engineering and Technology Clarifies Use of Recently Published ASC C63®  Measurement Standards for Compliance Testing of Intentional and Unintentional Radiators under Part 15
[PDF] [WORD] [TEXT]

ANSI C63.4-2003 or
ANSI C63.4-2009

American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio-Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz
[Link to IEEE website]

KDB Publication 214146

Radar Detector Measurement Procedures
[KDB]

FCC Second Order, ET Docket No. 04-37, (FCC 11-160)

Measurement Guidelines for Access Broadband over Power Line (BPL) Systems
(See appendix D)
[PDF] [WORD]

KDB Publication 714737 What average detector should be used to measure radiated emissions from an unintentional radiator?
[KDB]
Radio Frequency Devices/Intentional Radiators - Part 15
KDB Publication No. 662911 Emissions Testing of Transmitters with Multiple Outputs in the Same Band (e.g., MIMO, Smart Antenna, etc)
[KDB]

FCC Public Notice DA 09-2478

Office of Engineering and Technology Clarifies Use of Recently Published ASC C63®  Measurement Standards for Compliance Testing of Intentional and Unintentional Radiators under Part 15
[PDF] [WORD] [TEXT]

ANSI C63.4-2003 or
ANSI C63.4-2009

American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio-Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz
[Link to IEEE website]

ANSI C63.17-2006

Methods of Measurement of the Electromagnetic and Operational Compatibility of Unlicensed Personal Communications Services (UPCS) Devices 
[Link to IEEE website]

ANSI C63.10-2009

American National Standard for Testing Unlicensed Wireless Devices
[Link to IEEE website]

FCC Public Notice DA 02-2850

FCC Clarifies Equipment Certification Procedures for "Learned Mode" or "Trainable" Transmitters.
[PDF] [WORD] [TEXT]

FCC Public Notice DA 04-3946

OET Clarifies Equipment Authorization Policy for Measurement of Broadband Emissions. Use of "pulse desensitization correction factor" (PDCF)
[PDF] [WORD] [TEXT]

KDB Publication 200443

Millimeter Wave Test Procedures
[KDB]

KDB Publication 412172 How do you determine ERP and EIRP values for a RF Transmitting System?
[KDB]
KDB Publication 966099

Can a log average detector be used to make average measurements on intentional radiators?
[KDB]

Frequency Hopping and Digitally Modulated Devices (15.247)

FCC Public Notice DA 00-705

Filing and Measurement Guidelines for Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Systems|
[TEXT] [WORD]

KDB Publication No. 558074

Guidance on Measurements for Digital Transmission Systems (47 CFR 15.247)
[KDB]

Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) - Part 15 Subpart E
FCC Order, ET Docket No.03-122 (FCC 06-96) Compliance Measurement Procedures for Unlicensed-National Information Infrastructure Devices Operating in the 5.25-5.35 GHz and 5.47-5.725 GHz Bands Incorporating Dynamic Frequency Selection
[PDF | WORD]

KDB Publication 789033

Guidelines for Compliance Testing of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) Devices - Part 15, Subpart E
[KDB]

Ultra Wideband (UWB) - Part 15 Subpart F

FCC Order, ET Docket No. 98-153 (FCC 02-48)

Ultra Wideband Transmission Systems
[PDF | WORD | TEXT]

KDB Publication No. 393764

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Ultrawide Band Compliance Measurements.
[ KDB ]

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)
KDB Publication 248227 SAR Measurement Procedures for IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Transmitters
[KDB]
KDB Publication 447498 Mobile and Portable Device RF Exposure Procedures and Equipment Authorization Polices [KDB]
SAR Measurement Procedures for USB Dongle Transmitters
[KDB]
OET Bulletin No. 65, Supplement C Cross-Reference
[KDB]
KDB Publication 615223

802.16e/WiMax SAR Measurement Guidance
[KDB]

KDB Publication 616217 SAR Evaluation Considerations for Laptop, Notebook, Netbook and Tablet Computers
[KDB]
KDB Publication 643646 SAR Test Reduction Considerations for Occupational PTT Radios
[KDB]
KDB Publication 648474 SAR Evaluation Considerations for Wireless Handsets  [KDB]
Review and Approval Policies for SAR Evaluation of Handsets with Multiple Transmitters and Antennas. [KDB]
Evaluation and Approval Considerations for Handsets with Specific Wireless Charging Battery Covers. [KDB]
KDB Publication 680106 RF Exposure Considerations for Wireless Charging Applications [KDB]
KDB Publication 690783 SAR Listings on Equipment Authorization Grants [KDB]
KDB Publication 865664 SAR Measurement Requirements for 100 MHz to 6 GHz
[KDB]
RF Exposure Reporting
[KDB]

KDB Publication 941225

SAR Measurement Procedures for 3G Devices
[KDB]

3GPP R6 HSPA and R7 HSPA+ SAR Guidance
[KDB]
Recommended SAR Test Reduction Procedures for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
[KDB]
SAR test procedures for GSM/(E)GPRS Dual Transfer Mode
[KDB]

SAR Test Consideration for LTE Handsets and Data Modems
[KDB]

SAR Evaluation Procedures for Portable Devices with Wireless Router Capabilities
[KDB]

SAR Evaluation Procedures for UMPC Mini-Tablet Devices
[KDB]

Television

FCC/OET MP-2

Measurement of UHF Noise Figures of TV (October 1986)
[PDF]

IEEE Std 187-1990

IEEE Standard on Radio Receivers: Open Field Method of Measurement of Spurious Radiation from FM and Television Broadcast Receivers.
[Link to IEEE website]

IEEE Std 187-2003

Measurement Methods of Emissions from FM and Television Broadcast Receivers in the Frequency Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz
[Link to IEEE website]

FCC Public Notice, DA 05-1321

OET Clarifies Emission Mask Measurements for DTV Transmitters
[PDF ] [ WORD ] [ TEXT]

Test Facilities
FCC Public Notice DA 09-2478 Office of Engineering and Technology Clarifies Use of Recently Published ASC C63® Measurement Standards for Compliance Testing of Intentional and Unintentional Radiators under Part 15
[PDF] [WORD] [TEXT]

ANSI C63.4-2003  or
ANSI C63.4-2009

Open Area Test Site (OATS) - Normalized Site Attenuation Data.

American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio-Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz (2003)
[Link to IEEE website]

FCC Public Notice 40830

FCC will accept GTEM Measurement Data under Limited Conditions
[KDB]

FCC Public Notice 63811 Conditions for use of Outdoor Test Ranges for RF Immunity Testing
[Text]

FCC Public Notice 54796

FCC Expands Use of GTEM Cells for Equipment Authorization Measurements
[KDB]

KDB Publication 822428

Antenna calibration procedures
[KDB]

ANSI C63.5-2006

American National Standard Electromagnetic Compatibility–Radiated Emission Measurements in Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Control–Calibration of Antennas (9 kHz to 40 GHz)
[Link to IEEE website]

 



last reviewed/updated 4/2/14


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