AHA expresses concern over satellite interference with medical devices
22 March 2005.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has urged the US Federal
Communications Commission to keep low-earth orbit satellite (little LEOS)
transmissions out of the bandwidth dedicated for medical telemetry equipment
unless unless it can be shown they do not cause “harmful interference” with
The AHA, along with its American Society for Healthcare Engineering,
responded to the FCC’s request for comments on a proposal by its
radiocommunications advisory panel to give the little LEOS full rein to
operate in a bandwidth that has been dedicated to hospitals and other
Little LEO satellites are about 40 cubic inches in size and orbit at 400
to 1,500 miles.