EXPRIMENTAL LICENSE TYPE DESCRIPTION


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.
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.
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.
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.
Compliance Testing Experimental Radio License

This type of license will be issued to laboratories recognized by the FCC under Subpart J of this part to perform:

  • product testing of radio frequency equipment, and
  • testing of radio frequency equipment in an Open Area Test Site.

FCC MAILING ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission
Office of Engineering and Technology
Experimental Licensing Branch
445 12th St., S.W.
Room 7-A322
Washington, DC 20554