Changes between Version 35 and Version 36 of WiMAXInteg/CampusInstallation


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01/23/10 12:28:27 (12 years ago)
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Ivan Seskar
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    4040Once the WiMAX base station kit has been installed on the campus, and is operational, the GPO can arrange the transfer of ownership from the NSF to the university.
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    42 
    43 === 7.1  Obtain FCC License ===
    44 
    45 Each campus must apply to the FCC and obtain a license (experimental authorization) to operate the WiMAX equipment at their location. 
    46 
    47 NOTE:  It is suggested that this process be started IMMEDIATELY, to assure that a license can be obtained.
     42=== 7.1  Identify Outdoor Site on Campus ===
     43
     44An outdoor site (e.g., the roof of a building) should be identified on campus that meets these requirements:
     45
     46 * High, to maximize range.  Since throughput and coverage of WiMAX systems are highly influenced by the antenna location, care should be taken that the antenna is mounted so that siginificant portion of First Fresnel Zone is clear of obstructions.  Ideally the antenna is mounted on the elevated structure providing clear line of sight to most of the intended coverage area. '''NOTE: antenna height is limited to 6 m above the roof of the building, unless specifically approved by the FCC.'''
     47 
     48 * Capable of safely and securely supporting a pole that mounts antenna and Base Station Outdoor Unit.  See Sec 6.1, 6.6 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)] 
     49 * Access to building ground, for lightning protection, using a heavy ground cable.
     50 * Access to Indoor Equipment Room, for power and optical fiber (signal) cables.  The use of a conduit is preferred, but otherwise the fiber (signal) cables must be mechanically protected.
     51 * Secure access, to prevent unauthorized people from disrupting operation, or receiving unhealthy electromagnetic exposure.  For personnel safe area, see Sec 1.7 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)]
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     53'''NOTE: It is suggested that this process be started IMMEDIATELY, to assure that an appropriate outdoor site can be identified and it's coordinates used for obtaining FCC Experimental License. Sites can also identify multiple locations and apply for multi-site license in case they plan to deploy more BSs.'''
     54
     55ISSUE:  Do we also need GPS receiver and antenna, per NEC documentation?  If we do not install it now, what might we be missing later?
     56
     57=== 7.2  Obtain FCC License ===
     58
     59Each campus must apply to the FCC and obtain a license (experimental authorization) to operate the WiMAX equipment at their location. '''NOTE: It is suggested that this process be started IMMEDIATELY following the selection of outdoor location, to assure that a license can be obtained.'''
    4860
    4961ISSUE:  What situations are likely?  Where the university has a license?  What if they don't have a license?
     
    6981
    7082At the end of the application process, the applicant must [https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/FeeFiler/login.cfm pay the $60 application fee].  The fastest method of payment is by credit card.
    71 
    72 NOTE: FCC has a site for [https://selafoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/index.cfm testing the application process].
     83'''NOTE: FCC has a site for [https://selafoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/index.cfm testing the application process]. '''
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    7485Suggestions from Mark Corner on the application process:
     
    89100ISSUE:  What happens when Sprint/ClearWire stsrts commercial service in the area?  Must shut down?  When might this be expected?
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    91 === 7.2  Identify Outdoor Site on Campus ===
    92 
    93 An outdoor site (e.g., the roof of a building) should be identified on campus that meets these requirements:
    94 
    95  * High, to maximize range.  Since throughput and coverage of WiMAX systems are highly influenced by the antenna location, care should be taken that the antenna is mounted so that siginificant portion of First Fresnel Zone is clear of obstructions.  Ideally the antenna is mounted on the elevated structure providing clear line of sight to most of the intended coverage area.
    96 
    97  * But, antenna height is limited to 6 m above the roof of the building, unless specifically approved by the FCC.
    98  
    99  * Capable of safely and securely supporting a pole that mounts antenna and Base Station Outdoor Unit.  See Sec 6.1, 6.6 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)] 
    100 
    101  * Access to building ground, for lightning protection, using a heavy ground cable.
    102 
    103  * Access to Indoor Equipment Room, for power and optical fiber (signal) cables.  The use of a conduit is preferred, but otherwise the fiber (signal) cables must be mechanically protected.
    104 
    105  * Secure access, to prevent unauthorized people from disrupting operation, or receiving unhealthy electromagnetic exposure.  For personnel safe area, see Sec 1.7 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)]
    106 
    107 
    108 NOTE:  It is suggested that this process be started IMMEDIATELY, to assure that an appropriate outdoor site can be identifed.
    109 
    110 ISSUE:  Do we also need GPS receiver and antenna, per NEC documentation?  If we do not install it now, what might we be missing later?
    111 
    112 
    113102=== 7.3  Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus ===
    114103