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§ 5.54 Types of authorizations available.
The Commission issues the following types of experimental
(a)(1) Conventional experimental radio license. This type of license is
issued for a specific research or experimentation project (or a series
of closely-related research or experimentation projects), a product
development trial, or a market trial. Widely divergent and unrelated
experiments must be conducted under separate licenses.
(2) Special temporary authorization. When an experimental program is
expected to last no more than six months, its operation is considered
to be temporary and the special temporary authorization procedure
outlined in § 5.61 must be used.
(b) Broadcast experimental radio license. This type of license is
issued for the purpose of research and experimentation for the
development and advancement of new broadcast technology, equipment,
systems or services. This is limited to stations intended for reception
and use by the general public.
(c) Program experimental radio license. This type of license is issued
to qualified institutions and to conduct an ongoing program of research
and experimentation under a single experimental authorization subject
to the requirements of subpart E of this part. Program experimental
radio licenses are available to colleges, universities, research
laboratories, manufacturers of radio frequency equipment, manufacturers
that integrate radio frequency equipment into their end products, and
medical research institutions.
(d) Medical testing experimental radio license. This type of license is
issued to hospitals and health care institutions that demonstrate
expertise in testing and operation of experimental medical devices that
use wireless telecommunications technology or communications functions
in clinical trials for diagnosis, treatment, or patient monitoring.
(e) Compliance testing experimental radio license. This type of license
will be issued to laboratories recognized by the FCC under subpart J of
part 2 of this chapter to perform:
(1) Testing of radio frequency devices, and
(2) Testing of radio frequency equipment in an Open Area Test Site.
(f) Spectrum Horizons experimental radio license. This type of license
is issued for the purpose of testing and marketing devices on
frequencies above 95 GHz, where there are no existing service rules.
(g) An experimental license is not required when operation of a
radiofrequency device is fully contained within an anechoic chamber or
a Faraday cage.
[ 78 FR 25162 , Apr. 29, 2013, as amended at 84 FR 25690 , June 4, 2019]
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