Interference Analysis for Millimeter Wave Networks with Geometry-Dependent First-Order Reflections

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12404-12409
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number12
Online published17 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


Recent experimental studies reveal that urban millimeter wave (mmWave) channels are often dominated by both the line-of-sight (LoS) and geometry-dependent first-order reflection paths. In such environments, it is possible that any LoS and/or reflection components from surrounding interferers can critically deteriorate the link quality. Analyzing such impacts is, however, challenging in the absence of appropriate mmWave network interference models. In this paper, we address this challenge by providing an analytical stochastic geometry model that quantifies the total amount of network interference. Our study reveals that dense mmWave networks are often interference-limited. The geometry-dependent first-order reflection interference is a dispensable component and must be encountered when analyzing and designing mmWave networks.

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  • Analytical models, Computational modeling, Interference, Probability density function, Receivers, Stochastic processes, Transmitters