Accounting for blockage and shadowing at 60-GHz mmWave mesh networks: Interference matters

Kangjia Lyu, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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Abstract

This 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538631805
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 27 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: May 20 2018May 24 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume2018-May
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period05/20/1805/24/18

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© 2018 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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