Accounting for Blockage and Shadowing at 60-GHz mmWave Mesh Networks: Interference Matters
KAUST DepartmentCommunication Theory Lab
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Online Publication Date2018-08-20
Print Publication Date2018-05
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631622
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AbstractThis paper focuses on performance analysis of millimeter wave (mmWave) communications. We investigate how the interference behaves in the outdoor mesh network operating at 60-GHz when blockage and shadowing are present, using probability of collision as a metric, under both protocol model and physical model. In contrast with reported results in mmWave mesh network at 60-GHz advocating that the interference has only a marginal effect, our results show that for a short-range link of 100 m, the collision probability gets considerably large (beyond 0.1) at signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) of interest. Compensation or compromise should be made in order to maintain a low probability of collision, either by reducing transmitter node density which is at the cost of network connectivity, or by switching to a compact linear antenna array with more flat-top elements, which places a more stringent requirement in device integration techniques.
CitationLyu K, Rezki Z, Alouini M-S (2018) Accounting for Blockage and Shadowing at 60-GHz mmWave Mesh Networks: Interference Matters. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2018.8422157.
Conference/Event name2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018