Indoor office wideband penetration loss measurements at 73 GHz

Jacqueline Ryan, George R. Maccartney, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

This paper presents millimeter wave (mmWave) penetration loss measurements and analysis at 73 GHz using a wideband sliding correlator channel sounder in an indoor office environment. Penetration loss was measured using a carefully controlled measurement setup for many common indoor building materials such as glass doors, glass windows, closet doors, steel doors, and whiteboard writing walls. Measurements were conducted using narrowbeam transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) horn antennas that were boresight-aligned with a test material between the antennas. Overall, 21 different locations were measured for 6 different materials such that the same type of material was tested in at least two locations in order to characterize the effect of penetration loss for materials with similar composition. As shown here, attenuation through common materials ranged between 0.8 dB/cm and 9.9 dB/cm for co-polarized antennas, while cross-polarized antennas exhibited similar attenuation for most materials, but up to 23.4 dB/cm of attenuation for others. The penetration loss results presented here are useful for site-specific planning tools that will model indoor mmWave networks, without the need for expensive measurement campaigns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017
EditorsConstantinos B. Papadias, Abbas Jamalipour
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages228-233
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509015252
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: May 21 2017May 25 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period5/21/175/25/17

Keywords

  • 5G
  • 73 GHz
  • Indoor propagation
  • Millimeter wave
  • MmWave
  • Penetration loss
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Ryan, J., Maccartney, G. R., & Rappaport, T. S. (2017). Indoor office wideband penetration loss measurements at 73 GHz. In C. B. Papadias, & A. Jamalipour (Eds.), 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017 (pp. 228-233). [7962662] (2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962662