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Title:Small-Cell Installation in Transportation Infrastructure—A Literature Review
Author(s):Hossain, Mohammad I.; Alzarrad, Mohammad A.; Wolfe, Kristy; Miah, Suruz
Federal Communications Commission
Small Cell
Abstract:The purpose of this report is to provide information to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on small-cell deployment on infrastructure such as light poles and traffic signals. A literature review was conducted on the technical specifications and impacts of small-cell deployment. The report explores the use of small-cell systems and potential hazards of small-cell deployment from an electromagnetic field perspective. A survey was conducted to gather information at a state and local level on current and future trends of small-cell deployment. The information gathered from the survey was combined from a standpoint of current best practices. The report provides recommendations for contractual obligations for both the department of transportation (DOT) and the small-cell provider. The report also provides guidelines on the best locations for small cells from a functional, structural, and aesthetic standpoint. The conclusion is that small-cell deployment is in our near future and the benefits of this technology are broad and mostly unexplored. While challenges exist, with proper contractual risk mitigation, both DOT entities and small-cell providers can reap benefits from the expansion of technology.
Issue Date:2020-01
Publisher:Illinois Center for Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation
Citation Info:Hossain, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Ammar Alzarrad, Kristy Wolfe, and Suruz Miah. 2020. Small-Cell Installation in Transportation Infrastructure—A Literature Review. A report of the findings of ICT-R27-SP41. Illinois Center for Transportation Series No. 20-004. Research Report No. FHWA-ICT-20-003. Illinois Center for Transportation, Rantoul, IL.
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:No restrictions. This document is available through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-01-27

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