[wireless-regdb] [PATCH] wireless-regdb: Update regulatory rules for Singapore (SG)
seth.forshee at canonical.com
Tue Sep 26 12:54:45 PDT 2017
On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:17:44AM -0500, Seth Forshee wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 09:13:42AM +0200, Sven Eckelmann wrote:
> > On Mittwoch, 23. August 2017 15:52:40 CEST Seth Forshee wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > +# Source
> > > > +# https://www.imda.gov.sg/~/media/imda/files/regulation%20licensing%20and%20consultations/ict%20standards/telecommunication%20standards/radio-comms/imdatssrd.pdf?la=en
> > > > +# page 12-14
> > > > +# The EIRP for 5250 – 5350 can be increased by 3dB if TPC is implemented.
> > [...]
> > > > + # 5470 - 5725 is only allowed when TPC is implemented
> > > > + # (5470 - 5725 @ 160), (30), DFS
> > >
> > > I'm not sure that the lack of a specific provision for operating without
> > > TPC in this range means that it cannot be used. As I understand it, TPC
> > > would only result in a reduction in EIRP of 3 dB, so as long as we use
> > > a power limit of half of the maximum allowed we will be safe.
> > >
> > > If this is incorrect I'd appreciate it if someone more knowledgable on
> > > the topic could chime in.
> > I would also be happy about feedback regarding this part. But my current
> > settings are based on the document  mentioned in this change.
> > Let us look at the range 5250 – 5350 on page 13. There are two entries for the
> > same frequency range.
> > * 28:
> > - up to 200 mW
> > - requires TPC for 5250 – 5350 Mhz
> > * 29:
> > - up to 100 mW
> > - requires *no* TPC for 5250 – 5350 Mhz
> > This is exactly the 3(.01029995...) dB difference which you've talked about.
> > Now to the frequency range 5470 - 5725 MHz on page 14.
> > * 30:
> > - up to 1000 mW
> > - requires TPC for 5470 - 5725 MHz
> > There is no extra exception rule for non-TPC mode.
> > Now let us check what IEEE 802.11h-2003  says about TPC.
> <snip detailed analysis>
> > My current change now assumes following strict interpretation:
> > * Singapore provides a mitigation factor of 3 dB for 5250 – 5350 Mhz (see
> > table entry 28 + 29)
> > * Singapore provides now mitigation factor for 5470 - 5725 MHz and requires
> > TPC
> > I am currently unsure whether it is now valid to say that the default
> > mitigation factor would be 3 dB and thus there is an implicit table entry (let
> > us call it 30b) which would be:
> > * 30b:
> > - up to 500 mW
> > - requires *no* TPC for 5470 - 5725 MHz
> > Countries like AU or regions like ETSI (ETSI EN 301 893) seem to have this
> > mitigation factor always specified in their rules. But Singapore is missing it
> > for this specific frequency range.
> So on the one hand I'm in agreement, it would be good to know where the
> 3 dB attenuation comes from and whether it's really universal. So far
> it's been something I've taken on faith from folks a lot more familiar
> with the subject than me.
> However, it seems the same lack of information would also anyone who
> does want to support TPC. The information about how much to attenuate
> must either be provided on a per-regulatory-domain basis or else it must
> be standardized somehow. If it's the former then it seems odd that
> Singapore does not include this information.
> Hopefully someone more knowledgable will chime in to help us understand
I was going through old messages in my inbox and realized that we've
never done anything about this. Unless someone speaks up soon I guess
I'll play it safe apply the patch as is, with the range commented out.
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