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7. Campus Installation

7.1 License

Person submitting application needs to obtain either personal or institution FCC Registration Number (FRN); if one is not available, it can be obtained through FCC's COmmission REgistration System (CORES) registration. With FRN, applicant can start the application process by filling Form 442. Required information for filling up the form includes:

  • Frequency:
  • Frequency tolerance: 0.00002 %
  • Power: 20 W
  • Radius: 5 km
  • Location: please use Google Earth/Maps to find out latitude/longitude of the location where you plan to install the antenna
  • Emission designator: W7D
  • Contracting Agency: National Science Foundation
  • Contract Number: XXX

It should be noted that this license (experimental authorization) "is to be used for fulfilling the requirements of a U.S. government contract" and each application should attach [] and [] in the filing process since this increase the likelihood of license issuance and will expedite the process.

WiMAX license can also be used as a template for filling Form 442. The application process includes payment of $60 application fee (the fastest method of payment is by credit card).

PS: FCC has a site for testing the application process.

7.2 Antenna, Power Amplifier and RF Module

The base station kit is delivered with single dual polarization capable omnidirectional antenna. Throughput and coverage of WiMAX systems are highly influenced by the antenna location so 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). The installation should be performed by qualified PE to ensure proper grounding and should follow manufacturers mounting instructions.

manufacturers installation instructions

7.3 Linux Server(s) and Software

7.4 Backbone Network Connectivity

7.5 Reference Client Platform

7.6 Inital Check-Out

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