Reliability of an Urban Millimeter Wave Communication Link with First-Order Reflections

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013272
ISBN (Print)9781509013289
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Conference

Title59th IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM 2016)
PlaceUnited States
CityWashington
Period4 - 8 December 2016

Abstract

Directional narrow beams are used in the millimeter wave systems to provide sufficient array gains to overcome the severe pathloss as well as boost the system throughput. However, the directional link can be easily blocked by obstacles and incurs outage when the system is surrounded by many random obstacles. The blockage impediment of the millimeter wave system could be very critical and must be clearly analyzed before the system can be deployed and used to its full potential. In this work, we analyze and quantify the outage probability of a point-to-point millimeter wave link in the presence of first- order reflection paths. In our model, the reflection paths can be formed by the random obstacles. These obstacles can either reflect or block beams from the transmitter to the receiver. When the line-of-sight (LoS) path is blocked, the transmitter and receiver can form directional beams along with one of the reflection paths to recover the communication. We characterize the distribution of the number of obstacles that can potentially create the first-order reflection paths and derive the outage probability. Simulation results demonstrate the accuracy of our analysis. The results also show that the presence of the first-order reflections can mitigate the outage by a great amount.

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Reliability of an Urban Millimeter Wave Communication Link with First-Order Reflections. / Dong, Miaomiao; Kim, Taejoon.

2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM): Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 1-6 7842213.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)