EX PARTE OR LATE FilED
phone (505) 298-2124
From: Johnson and Associates
820 Rio Am'ba, S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87123
SUBJECT: URGENT :MEMO REQUESTING REVERSAL OF PLAN TORECEIV~O
AllOCATE ISM BAND 2402-2417 KHz TO COlvfMUNICATIONS SERVICES
FCC AtfA'L ROOA,1
Janway 5, 1994
To: Office ofthe SecretaIy
Fcdcral Communications Commission
Washington, DC 20554 GOCKEl FILECOP~OR\G\N~L
Reference is to Notice of Proposed Rule MakiDg - ET Docket No 94-32. I
n:spectfully request reconsideration in this matter. I am aJmned about the possibility that
the FCC may reaBocate and auction offthe ISM BAND 2402 to 2417 KHz to
communica1ions services! This band is vital to the emerging technology ofWD"Cless Power
Tratlltnission (WPT). I strongly urge the safeguarding ofthis BAND for WPT.
Research in wireless power transmiMion is an international ac1ivity with profound
implications for enhancing humanldnd's ability to solve pressing energy and environmental
problems. The US leads in Wireless Power Transmi&sion technology. US know-how and
equipment are widely used not only in the US but throughout the world.
Canada, Europe, and Japan are an pursuing the technology ofWireless Power
Transmission. I have observed personally the enthusiasm ofpolicy people and engineers
from these parts ofthe world as they seek improved approaches and better components to
improve the efficiency and lower the cost ofWPT. I was General Chair ofthe Space 94
Conference on Engineering, Cons1nJction, and Operations in Space held here in
Albuquerque February 26 - March 3, 1994. I met people from Canada, Europe, and
Japan who are eager to continue to wort together with the US to develop the :fun potential
ofWPT. There were many exciting areas developed in the technical sessions at Space 94.
WPT sessions were particularly noteworthy and full of enthusiasm. People from all over
the world have wen-founded faith in the future ofWPT.
In 1994 at least two US firms were formed specifically to uUIize WPT for commercial
purposes. In addition, Canadians are invcstipting WPT to fly long-endw'ance aircraft as
relay platforms in project SHARP. There is also a US project (SABER) for microwave
powered aircraft being led by a group from the University ofAlaska.
Please do not foreclose on this exciting area by auctioning offthe ISM BAND 2402
2417 KHz and restricting it to communications services.