Changes between Version 44 and Version 45 of WiMAXInteg/CampusInstallation


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    66The following sections outline the steps necessary to complete a campus installation, based on a WiMAX base station kit provided by Rutgers WINLAB and NEC. 
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    8 The (principal) contents of the WiMAX base station kit provided by Rutgers WINLAB and NEC are listed here:
     8The principal contents of the WiMAX base station kit provided by Rutgers WINLAB and NEC are listed here:
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    1010 * Antenna, dual-polarization, omnidirectional antenna, for operation in the 2.5GHz range.  Technical specification in Sec 1.2 of [attachment:ANTENNA.pdf NEC Sector Antenna Installation Manual]
     
    1212 * Base Station Outdoor Unit, for connection to one antenna.  Technical specification in Sec 3.5 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)]
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    14  * Base Staion Indoor Unit, equipped equipped for 1-Sector Configuration, with one Network Interface (NW INTFC) card and one Channel Card (CHC).  Technical specification in Sec 2.6 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)]
     14 * Base Station Indoor Unit, equipped equipped for 1-Sector Configuration, with one Network Interface (NW INTFC) card and one Channel Card (CHC).  Technical specification in Sec 2.6 of the [attachment:BS_INSTALLATION.pdf NEC Installation Manual for Base Station (IMN:BS)]
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    1616 * One Linux Server, including the ASN-GW and ORBIT Mangement Framework software, sufficient for checkout and initial deployment;  may be sufficient for final depoyment configuration.
     
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    22 The (significant) items that the campus must provide are listed are:
     22The principal items that the campus must provide are listed are:
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    2424 * Outdoor site, with pole for mounting of antenna and Base Station Outdoor Unit.
     
    3232 * Ethernet switch for multiple VLANs.
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    34  * -48VDC power supplies for Base Staion Outdoor and Indoor Units.
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    36  * 110VAC feed for Linux Servers, -48VDC rectifies (optional) and Ethernet Switch (optional).  Referably,should be provided by a UPS that bridges at least short power gaps.
     34 * -48VDC power supplies for Base Station Outdoor and Indoor Units.
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     36 * 110VAC feed for Linux Servers, -48VDC power supplies and Ethernet Switch.  Preferably,the 110VAC feed should be provided by a UPS that bridges at least short power gaps.
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    5454'''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.'''
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    56 Once an outdoor site has been identified, a GPS should be used to determine its coordinates, which will be required in applying to the FCC for a license.
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    6765Per Ivan Seskar, Rutgers has obtained a license to operate at two locations (WINLAB and Bush Campus), utilizing spectrum reserved for commercial use by Sprint/Clearwire, that has not yet started.  Because of this:
    68  The Rutgers/WINLAB license states:  "Licensee must get consent from Educational Broadband Services and Broadband
    69 Radio Services licensees in the immediate vicinity of the tests."   
    70  When Sprint/ClearWire stsrts commercial service in the area, Rutgers will have to shut down tier WiMAX base stations, or find other specturm that is avaialble.
    71  Furthermore, the license expires in 2 years, and can only be renewed with another application.
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    73 Suggestions from Tony Michel on the application process are at [http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/WIMXBBN/020810%20%20license-HOWTO.pdf  ]
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    77  When might this be expected?
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    79 This must be done at each site.  Could it be done for all sites by contacting Sprint/ClearWire on behalf of GENI?
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    81 ISSUE:  What happens when Sprint/ClearWire stsrts commercial service in the area?  Must shut down?  When might this be expected?
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     66 * The Rutgers/WINLAB license states:  "Licensee must get consent from Educational Broadband Services and Broadband Radio Services licensees in the immediate vicinity of the tests."   
     67 * When Sprint/ClearWire stsrts commercial service in the area, Rutgers will have to shut down their WiMAX base stations, or else find other spectrum that is available.
     68 * Furthermore, the license expires in 2 years, and can only be renewed with another application.
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     70Suggestions from Tony Michel on the application process are at [http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/WIMXBBN/020810%20%20license-HOWTO.pdf  ].  He recommends:
     71 * Checking the FCC database to learn which spectrum in your area is available, and which has been assigned.
     72 * Furthermore, he suggests using an antenna and a spectrum analyzer to determine which assigned spectrum is actually being used in your area.
     73 * As a first choice, you should apply for spectrum that is available.
     74 * As a second choice, you should apply for spectrum that has been assigned for commercial use (e.g., Sprint/Clearwire) that has not yet started.
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    8476The person submitting the application needs to obtain either a personal or institution FCC Registration Number (FRN).  If one is not available, it can be obtained through  [https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do FCC's COmmission REgistration System (CORES) registration].
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    8678With the FRN, an applicant can start the application process by filling out [https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/forms/442Entry.cfm Form 442]. Required information for filling up the form includes:
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    8879 * Frequency: [specify 10MHz range near 2.5GHz]
    8980 * Frequency tolerance: 0.00002 %
     
    9586 * Contract Number: 0944089
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    97 ISSUE:  What about requesting multiple sites?  Note that WINALB/Rutgers license lists two sites.
     88It is a good strategy to request multiple sites, to allow flexibility in your installation, and/or to allow the eventual installation of two base stations to support handover experiments, etc.  Note that WINALB/Rutgers license lists two sites.
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    9990It should be noted that this license (experimental authorization) "is to be used for fulfilling the requirements of a U.S. government contract".
     
    10192Each application should attach [http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/WiMAXInteg/CampusInstallation/113009%20v0.5%20GENIDandPInfraBuildouts.pdf a project overview, including details of NSF contract (award)] in the filing process. to increase the likelihood of license issuance and to expedite the process.
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    103 At 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.
     94At 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.
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    10496'''NOTE: FCC has a site for [https://selafoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/index.cfm testing the application process]. '''
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    109101 * The application website is very linear.  Meaning that you really can't go back and edit anything, look up anything you already did, or go backwards.
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    111  Suggestions from Tony Michel on the application process:
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    113  * See [http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/WIMXBBN/020810%20%20license-HOWTO.pdf  ]
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    115 Once application process is completed and assuming there are no issues with the particular location, FCC will issue a WIMAX license after 4-8 weeks .
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     104Once application process is completed and assuming there are no issues with the particular location, FCC will issue a WIMAX license after 4-8 weeks.  It is best to keep checking the FCC database to see when the assignment has been made, because it appears that it takes a long time for the FCC to mail out confirmation of the assignment.
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    117106Here is a sample license, the [attachment:Winlab-WiMax-License.pdf WINLAB Rutgers WiMAX license] received from the FCC.  Items of note include:
     
    123112Radio Services licensees in the immediate vicinity of the tests."    This must be done at each site.  Could it be done for all sites by contacting Sprint/ClearWire on behalf of GENI?
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    125 ISSUE:  What happens when Sprint/ClearWire stsrts commercial service in the area?  Must shut down?  When might this be expected?
     114ISSUE:  In the Rutgers/WINLAB case, and probably for others, the base station will have to shut down (or find available spectrum) when Sprint/ClearWire starts commercial service in the area.  Can we determine when might this be expected for each of the affected areas?
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    127116=== 8.3  Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus ===