73 GHz millimeter wave propagation measurements for outdoor urban mobile and backhaul communications in New York City

George R. Maccartney, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

The spectrum congestion experienced in today's common cellular bands has led to research and measurements to explore the vast bandwidths available at millimeter waves (mmWaves). NYU WIRELESS conducted E-band propagation measurements for both mobile and backhaul scenarios in 2013 in the dense urban environment of New York City using a sliding correlator channel sounder, by transmitting a 400 Mega chip per second (Mcps) PN sequence with a power delay profile (PDP) multipath time resolution of 2.5 ns. Measurements were made for more than 30 transmitter-to-receiver location combinations for both mobile and backhaul scenarios with separation distances up to 200 m. This paper presents results that support the use of directional steerable antennas at mmWave bands in order to achieve comparable path loss models and channel statistics to today's current cellular systems and at 28 GHz. These early results reveal that the mmWave spectrum, specifically the E-band, could be used for future cellular communications by exploiting multipath in urban environments with the help of beam-steering and beam combining.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4862-4867
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479920037
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jun 10 2014Jun 14 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014

Other

Other2014 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period6/10/146/14/14

Keywords

  • 5G
  • 73 GHz
  • E-band
  • channel sounder
  • directional steer-able antennas
  • mmWave
  • path loss
  • propagation
  • sliding correlator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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