Millimeter-wave wireless networks: A medium access control perspective

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Abstract

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
Pages155-168
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781498707541
ISBN (Print)9781498707534
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Mao, S., & Rappaport, T. T. S. (2015). Millimeter-wave wireless networks: A medium access control perspective. In Wireless Network Performance Enhancement Via Directional Antennas: Models, Protocols, and Systems (pp. 155-168). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b19065