On Directional Neighbor Discovery in mmWave Networks

Yu Wang, Shiwen Mao, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

The directional neighbor discovery problem, i.e., spatial rendezvous, is a fundamental problem in millimeter wave (mmWave) networks. The challenge is how to let the transmitter and receiver beams meet in space under deafness caused by directional transmission and reception. In this paper, we present a Hunting-based Directional Neighbor Discovery (HDND) scheme, where a node continuously rotates its directional beam to scan its neighborhood for neighbors. Through a rigorous analysis, we derive the conditions for ensured neighbor discovery, as well as a bound for the worst case discovery time. We validate the analysis with extensive simulations, and demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed scheme over two benchmark schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 37th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2017
EditorsKisung Lee, Ling Liu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1704-1713
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538617915
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2017
Event37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2017Jun 8 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

Other

Other37th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period6/5/176/8/17

Keywords

  • 5G Wireless
  • Directional antenna
  • MmWave networks
  • Neighbor discovery
  • Spacial rendezvous.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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