High-Speed Mobile Communications in Hostile Environments

S Agosta, R Sierra, F Chapron
2015 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
With the inexorable increase in the use of mobile devices, wireless connectivity is expected by users anywhere, anytime. In general, this requirement is addressed in office buildings or public locations through the use of Wi-Fi technology but Wi-Fi is not well adapted for use in large experiment halls and complex underground environments, especially those where radiation exposure is an issue, such as the LHC tunnel and experimental caverns. 4G/LTE technology, however, looks to be well adapted
more » ... addressing mobility needs in such areas. We report here the studies CERN has undertaken on the use of 4G/LTE in the LHC tunnel, presenting results on the data throughput that can be achieved and discussing issues such as the provision of a consistent user experience.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/664/5/052001 fatcat:3ho4hziso5hx5efv3lu6npjj6e