Mmwave for future public safety communications

Michele Polese, Marco Mezzavilla, Sundeep Rangan, Coitt Kessler, Michele Zorzi

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Abstract

The technologies developed for the next generation of cellular networks (i.e., 5G) are potential enablers for future Public Safety Communication (PSC) systems. These will indeed need advanced communication techniques, capable of providing real-time, lowlatency and reliable interactions in different scenarios (vehicular, aerial, unmanned) and different network architectures. There is great interest in the millimeter wave (mmWave) band and in general in the spectrum above 6 GHz, since the bandwidth that can be allocated at these frequencies is much higher compared to the traditional (and congested) sub-6 GHz bands. This would enable orders of magnitude greater throughput and low latency, which could be used for example to stream high definition video or virtual/augmented reality data to first responders or for the remote control of autonomous robots. In this paper we illustrate both the potential of mmWave communications for PSC (also with a typical use case) and the issues that must be solved before this technology can be reliably adopted and mmWave PSC networks become a reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationI-TENDER 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 1st CoNEXT Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and DisastEr Relief
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages44-49
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354240
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2017
Event1st CoNEXT Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and DisastEr Relief, I-TENDER 2017 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Dec 12 2017 → …

Publication series

NameI-TENDER 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 1st CoNEXT Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and DisastEr Relief

Other

Other1st CoNEXT Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and DisastEr Relief, I-TENDER 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityIncheon
Period12/12/17 → …

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Keywords

  • Emergency networks
  • MmWave
  • Public safety communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

Cite this

Polese, M., Mezzavilla, M., Rangan, S., Kessler, C., & Zorzi, M. (2017). Mmwave for future public safety communications. In I-TENDER 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 1st CoNEXT Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and DisastEr Relief (pp. 44-49). (I-TENDER 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 1st CoNEXT Workshop on ICT Tools for Emergency Networks and DisastEr Relief). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3152896.3152905