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Analysis of experimental licenses of the federal communications commission (FCC)

Bustamante, Pedro (2017) Analysis of experimental licenses of the federal communications commission (FCC). Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Experimental licenses have been awarded by the Federal Communications Commission for more than thirty years as a means to promote research and innovation. In this work, we present a comprehensive analysis of the details pertaining to the assignment of these licenses during the past ten years. For this purpose, utilizing publicly available information in the Commission's website, we have built a general database. This has permitted us to differentiate among the existing types of Experimental Licenses and, subsequently, analyze the multiple technical and non-technical details of these licenses. We pay particular attention to the evolution, over time, of various parameters such as duration of licenses, frequency of assignment, processing times, operational parameters, applications, among others. We conclude this work by delving into license details that permit us to map their application to efforts toward the development of next-generation cellular technologies.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bustamante, Pedropjb63@pitt.edupjb63
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWeiss, Martinmbw@pitt.edumbw
Committee MemberKrishnamurthy, Prashantprashant@sis.pitt.eduPRASHK
Committee MemberSicker,
Date: 24 January 2017
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 15 December 2016
Approval Date: 24 January 2017
Submission Date: 16 December 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 89
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: experimental, licenses, FCC, spectrum, sharing, 5G, part 5 rules
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 19:21
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 06:15


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