Channel parameters and throughput predictions for mmWave and LTE-A networks in urban environments

Nor Fadzilah Abdullah, Djamal Berraki, Araz Ameen, Simon Armour, Angela Doufexi, Andrew Nix, Mark Beach

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Abstract

Spectrum shortage in the conventional microwave bands coupled with the need for multi-gigabit per- cell capacities has motivated the use of the mmWave bands in future 5G networks. In this paper 3D ray tracing is used to derive key statistical parameters for the mmWave channel. These include path loss, LoS probability, K-factor, RMS delay spread and angular spreads. The mmWave parameters are directly compared to the microwave channel present in LTE-A. Cellular deployment in both bands is then simulated for a 500 m by 500 m regqasion of central Bristol. The impact of different antenna geometries is also studied. Due to the trade-offs between the number of required BSs and the cost of network deployment, we propose a converged mmWave/microwave network for improved user experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2015-July
ISBN (Print)9781479980888
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Other

Other81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/5/1514/5/15

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Microwave
Throughput
Microwaves
Prediction
Loss Probability
Path Loss
Ray Tracing
Ray tracing
User Experience
Shortage
Antenna
Trade-offs
Antennas
Geometry
Cell
Costs

Keywords

  • 5G
  • Beamforming
  • LTE-A
  • MmWave
  • Ray tracing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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Abdullah, N. F., Berraki, D., Ameen, A., Armour, S., Doufexi, A., Nix, A., & Beach, M. (2015). Channel parameters and throughput predictions for mmWave and LTE-A networks in urban environments. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (Vol. 2015-July). [7145737] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7145737

Channel parameters and throughput predictions for mmWave and LTE-A networks in urban environments. / Abdullah, Nor Fadzilah; Berraki, Djamal; Ameen, Araz; Armour, Simon; Doufexi, Angela; Nix, Andrew; Beach, Mark.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Vol. 2015-July Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. 7145737.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdullah, NF, Berraki, D, Ameen, A, Armour, S, Doufexi, A, Nix, A & Beach, M 2015, Channel parameters and throughput predictions for mmWave and LTE-A networks in urban environments. in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. vol. 2015-July, 7145737, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 11/5/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7145737
Abdullah NF, Berraki D, Ameen A, Armour S, Doufexi A, Nix A et al. Channel parameters and throughput predictions for mmWave and LTE-A networks in urban environments. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Vol. 2015-July. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. 7145737 https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2015.7145737
Abdullah, Nor Fadzilah ; Berraki, Djamal ; Ameen, Araz ; Armour, Simon ; Doufexi, Angela ; Nix, Andrew ; Beach, Mark. / Channel parameters and throughput predictions for mmWave and LTE-A networks in urban environments. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Vol. 2015-July Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015.
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