Impact Assessment studies
1. ECO Receiver Parameters project
In August 2009 the Office, supported by Plum Consulting UK and Aegis systems, completed the Impact Assessment study for the ECO Receiver parameters project. Consult the ECO Rx parameters project page for more details.
2. CEPT response to the EC Mandate on "Automotive Short Range Radar systems (SRR)", Part 2
In March 2009 FM47 "Ultra Wideband Issues" proposed, in response to the EC Mandate on "Automotive Short Range Radar systems (SRR)", Part 2, to develop an impact assessment of various options concerning the possible frequency bands for SRR.
The first option was “do nothing”, the second option was to open a new band (the so called “26 GHz band”) for UWB SRR, and the third option was the possibility of enhancing 24 GHz narrow-band radars with WLAM (for wideband low activity mode). Options 2 and 3 were not mutually exclusive. The car industry stakeholders were then consulted in order to have a picture of current and expected use of radars for safety and comfort applications in cars. This enabled FM47 to provide detailed information on the market for automotive radars with a broader picture than generally provided in an SRdoc so as to better assess the merits and justification for the identified regulatory options.
The impact assessment undertaken by FM47 was specific to the scope of the mandate, namely to assess the implications of the different regulatory options for the automotive industry stakeholders. By design it was not as comprehensive as an EC impact assessment. In order to avoid confusion it was agreed to rename the FM47 study “assessment of automotive SRR sector”.
This study provides the views and analysis of automotive industry and administrations on each option, arguments in favour and against. This document is annexed to CEPT Report 37 and was considered by the ECC, in addition to the relevant compatibility studies, in taking the final decision on the SRR issue at its 26th meeting in Baden, Switzerland, in June 2010.
ECO contact for Impact Assessment related enquiries: Alexander Gulyaev (ECO) e-mail [email protected]