MAC layer frame design for millimeter wave cellular system

Sourjya Dutta, Marco Mezzavilla, Russell Ford, Menglei Zhang, Sundeep Rangan, Michele Zorzi

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Abstract

The MAC layer will need to be significantly redesigned to support the highly directional transmissions, very low latencies and high peak rates featured in 5G millimeter wave communication. This paper analyzes the frame structure and beamforming choices for mmWave MAC layer design. In this work we illustrate simple analytical methods to quantify the resource utilization and physical layer control overhead for millimeter wave cellular systems. It is observed that certain flexible frame design choices may lead to dramatically improved resource utilization under various traffic patterns. Moreover, it is shown that fully digital beamforming architectures offer significantly lower overhead than analog and hybrid beamforming under comparable power budgets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUCNC 2016 - European Conference on Networks and Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages117-121
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028931
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2016
Event2016 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EUCNC 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jun 30 2016

Publication series

NameEUCNC 2016 - European Conference on Networks and Communications

Other

Other2016 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EUCNC 2016
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period6/27/166/30/16

Keywords

  • 5G cellular systems
  • MAC design
  • beamforming
  • control overhead
  • frame structure
  • millimeter wave
  • power consumption
  • radio resource utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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