60 GHz Multipath Propagation Analysis and Inference for an Indoor Scenario

Sarankumar Balakrishnan, Syed Hashim Ali Shah, Liangxiao Xin, Mohamed Abouelseoud, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Ken Tanaka, Christopher Slezak, Sundeep Rangan, Shivendra Panwar

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Channel measurements at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies are typically carried out using directional antennas to overcome high path loss at mmWave frequencies. Unlike traditional directional channel measurements using narrow beam horn antennas where ray paths can be uniquely mapped to a direction with sufficient high accuracy, phased arrays with irregular beam pattern offers additional complexity in determining the arrival statistics of ray paths. In this work, we propose a systematic method to infer the ray path characteristics with the knowledge of beam patterns used by the phased array. We leverage on the channel measurement data obtained from extensive 60 GHz measurement campaign performed for indoor living room scenario and extract the ray path information from the measured data with high reliability. We also verify our findings through ray tracing simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2020-Fall - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194844
StatePublished - Nov 2020
Event92nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2020-Fall - Virtual, Victoria, Canada
Duration: Nov 18 2020 → …

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference92nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2020-Fall
CityVirtual, Victoria
Period11/18/20 → …


  • beamforming
  • mmWave blockage
  • mmWave communications
  • mmWave propagation
  • spatial diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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