Millimeter-wave wireless networks: A medium access control perspective

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With vast spectrum availability, millimeter-wave (mm-wave) communications have been recognized as a promising technology for the next generation 5G mobile broadband and have attracted considerable interest from academia, industry, and standards bodies. In this chapter, we examine the mm-wave spectra frontier, in particular, the 60-GHz band, for multigigabit-rate wireless networks from a medium access control (MAC) perspective. We discuss the technical challenges and the state-of-the-art in 60-GHz MAC protocols. We then present three case studies of 60-GHz MAC protocol design to illustrate the importance of leveraging spatial reuse while reducing MAC control overhead. This chapter concludes with a discussion of open problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWireless Network Performance Enhancement Via Directional Antennas
Subtitle of host publicationModels, Protocols, and Systems
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781498707541
ISBN (Print)9781498707534
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Computer Science


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