Probabilistic Omnidirectional Path Loss Models for Millimeter-Wave Outdoor Communications

Mathew K. Samimi, Theodore S. Rappaport, George R. Maccartney

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Abstract

This letter presents a probabilistic omnidirectional millimeter-wave path loss model based on real-world 28 GHz and 73 GHz measurements collected in New York City. The probabilistic path loss approach uses a free space line-of-sight propagation model, and for non-line-of-sight conditions uses either a close-in free space reference distance path loss model or a floating-intercept path loss model. The probabilistic model employs a weighting function that specifies the line-of-sight probability for a given transmitter-receiver separation distance. Results show that the probabilistic path loss model offers virtually identical results whether one uses a non-line-of-sight close-in free space reference distance path loss model, with a reference distance of 1 meter, or a floating-intercept path loss model. This letter also shows that site-specific environmental information may be used to yield the probabilistic weighting function for choosing between line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7070688
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • close-in free space reference distance
  • floating-intercept
  • mmWave
  • probabilistic path loss
  • ray-tracing
  • site-specific

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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