Understanding Opportunities of Deploying Private Wireless Network at Airports

The Federal Communications Commission has allocated spectrum for private wireless networks, which are stand-alone networks focused on industrial operational assets and users.  Airports often have complex systems centered around safety and security, operations, and monetization, and there are likely many potential opportunities for establishing private wireless networks at airports.  Specific examples could include baggage reconciliation, autonomous vehicles, robotic systems, remote cameras, concessions, passenger processing, parking, and asset tracking.  While some limited trials are testing the connectivity and benefit to airport systems of a private wireless network, additional research is necessary to clearly identify the best implementation methods, the opportunities and challenges in particular environments, and the benefits of an overall wireless strategy.  There may also be benefits from standardization across the aviation industry. The objectives of this research are to help airports become aware of and understand existing private wireless network technology, to evaluate potential opportunities of deploying private wireless networks at their airport, and to consider the pros and cons of standardization across the aviation industry.  


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 07-21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20220815
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01854732
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 07-21
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 16 2022 5:13PM