Understanding End-to-End Effects of Channel Dynamics in Millimeter Wave 5G New Radio

Christopher Slezak, Menglei Zhang, Marco Mezzavilla, Sundeep Rangan

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Abstract

A critical challenge for wireless communications in the millimeter wave (mmWave) bands is blockage. MmWave signals suffer significant penetration losses from many common materials and objects, and small changes in the position of obstacles in the environment can cause large variations in the channel quality. This paper provides a measurement-based study of the effects of human blockage on an end-to-end application over a mmWave cellular link. A phased array system is used to measure the channel in multiple directions almost simultaneously in a realistic indoor scenario. The measurements are integrated into a detailed ns-3 simulation that models both the latest 3GPP New Radio beam search procedure as well as the internet protocol stack. The measurement-based simulation illustrates how recovery from blockage depends on the path diversity and beam search.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2018-June
ISBN (Print)9781538635124
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2018
Event19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018 - Kalamata, Greece
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 28 2018

Other

Other19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018
CountryGreece
CityKalamata
Period6/25/186/28/18

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Keywords

  • blockage
  • dynamics
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • ns-3
  • TCP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Slezak, C., Zhang, M., Mezzavilla, M., & Rangan, S. (2018). Understanding End-to-End Effects of Channel Dynamics in Millimeter Wave 5G New Radio. In 2018 IEEE 19th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2018 (Vol. 2018-June). [8446037] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPAWC.2018.8446037