72 GHz millimeter wave indoor measurements for wireless and backhaul communications

Shuai Nie, George R. MacCartney, Shu Sun, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

As the mobile cellular carriers are currently facing a spectrum crunch, researchers are concentrating on higher carrier frequency bands, such as E-band (71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz) for the next generation wireless communication systems. The E-band is promising due to its large available, continuous bandwidth and robust weather resilience. In this paper, we demonstrate a spread spectrum sliding correlator channel sounder operating at a center frequency of 73.5 GHz with an 800 MHz null-to-null bandwidth. The channel sounder provides a multipath time resolution of 2.33 ns. 72 GHz millimeter wave propagation and penetration characteristics in an indoor office environment are investigated using the sliding correlator channel sounding system. Data collected and processed from the measurements shows that strong received power can be achieved from the multipath-rich indoor environment, in the presence of multiple obstructions. The data obtained from this measurement campaign may be utilized for the design of future fifth generation millimeter wave indoor cellular systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 24th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2013
Pages2429-2433
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE 24th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 8 2013Sep 11 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC

Other

Other2013 IEEE 24th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/8/139/11/13

Keywords

  • 5G
  • 72 GHz
  • Channel sounder
  • E-band
  • Indoor wireless
  • Millimeter wave communications
  • Sliding correlator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Nie, S., MacCartney, G. R., Sun, S., & Rappaport, T. S. (2013). 72 GHz millimeter wave indoor measurements for wireless and backhaul communications. In 2013 IEEE 24th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2013 (pp. 2429-2433). [6666553] (IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC). https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2013.6666553