28 GHz millimeter wave cellular communication measurements for reflection and penetration loss in and around buildings in New York city

Hang Zhao, Rimma Mayzus, Shu Sun, Mathew Samimi, Jocelyn K. Schulz, Yaniv Azar, Kevin Wang, George N. Wong, Felix Gutierrez, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

In this paper, we present reflection coefficients and penetration losses for common building materials at 28 GHz for the design and deployment of future millimeter wave mobile communication networks. Reflections from walls and buildings and penetration losses were measured for indoor and outdoor materials, such as tinted glass, clear glass, brick, concrete, and drywall at 28 GHz in New York City. A 400 Mega-chip-per-second sliding correlator channel sounder and 24.5 dBi steerable horn antennas were used to emulate future mobile devices with adaptive antennas that will likely be used in future millimeter wave cellular systems [1]. Measurements in and around buildings show that outdoor building materials are excellent reflectors with the largest measured reflection coefficient of 0.896 for tinted glass as compared to indoor building materials that are less reflective. We also found that penetration loss is dependent not only on the number of obstructions and distance between transmitter and receiver, but also on the surrounding environment. The greatest penetration loss containing three interior walls of an office building was found to be 45.1 dB, with 11.39 m separation between the transmitter and receiver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5163-5167
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467331227
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 13 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2013
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period6/9/136/13/13

Keywords

  • 28 GHz
  • 5G
  • building penetration
  • in-building propagation
  • indoor-to-outdoor penetration
  • mm-wave communication
  • reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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