U-NII


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U-NII

(1) (UNique Ingredient Identifier) See healthcare IT.

(2) (Unlicensed-National Information Infrastructure) A part of the national spectrum sanctioned by the FCC in 1997 that does not require a license for short-range wireless use. One of the purposes for U-NII was to enable schools, libraries and healthcare organizations in rural areas to more easily connect to the Internet and private, high-speed networks.

Radar Has Priority
U-NII channels 52 through 140 (5.26-5.7 GHz) require transmitting devices to use dynamic frequency selection (DFS) to avoid conflicts with radar pulses. A DFS frequency must be clear of radar for one minute before using it, and if radar is detected on the current channel, the transmitter must switch to another channel, also free of radar for one minute. See ISM band and WiSA.

U-NNI BANDSIndoor/  MaxFrequency     Outdoor  PowerRange (GHz)   Usage    (mW)  DFS?

 5.150-5.250   In       50    no

 5.250-5.350   In/Out  250    yes

 5.470-5.725   In/Out  250    yes

 5.725-5.825   Out    1000    no
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Unlike with pulsed radar systems, communication systems such as the U-NII devices have high transmit duty cycles that preclude filtering by single-pulse interference filters like the one implemented in the TDWR (Cho 2011).
N., 2011: Analysis of 5-GHz U-NII device signals received by the PSF TDWR.
Tuttle, A., 2012: An update on RFI to the TDWR caused by U-NIIs and wireless surveillance camera networks.
On February 20, 2013 by notice of NPRM, the FCC proposed to amend Part 15 of its rules governing the operation of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 5 GHz band.
The FCC also sought comment on making available an additional 195 megahertz of spectrum in the 5.35-5.47 GHz and 5.85-5.925 GHz bands for U-NII use.
The initiation of this proceeding satisfies the requirements of Section 6406 (a) of the "Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012" which required the Commission to begin a proceeding to modify part 15 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, to allow unlicensed U-NII devices to operate in the 5350-5470 MHz band.
The Commission believes that an increase in capacity gained from 195 MHz of additional spectrum, combined with the ease of deployment and operational flexibility provided by the U-NII rules would continue to foster the development of new and innovative unlicensed devices, and increase wireless broadband access and investment.
With the former, the U-NII and an expansion of the same principles to ultra wideband devices that would operate underneath many licensed services provide the obvious example.
(41.) The abbreviation stands for "Unlicensed-National Information Infrastructure," and reflects the Commission's aspiration that the U-NII Band could provide a part of the local infrastructure for the information infrastructure, either replacing LANs or providing a potential local loop for community networks.
(42.) For a more complete discussion of the U-NII Band and its implications for spectrum management policy, see Benkler, supra note 10.
The lower and middle U-NII sub-bands, from 5.15 to 5.35 GHz, accommodate eight channels in a total bandwidth of 200 MHz.
Teledyne Wireless displayed its 5.725 to 5.825' GHz GaAs MMIC U-NII band power amplifier that provides 22 dB of gain and +28.5 dBm of linear output power with an IP3 of +43 dBm.