A 3D pyramid network for short ranged high data rate communications at 60 GHz

SC Leong, BS Lee, AR Nix, Paul Strauch

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At millimeter-wave frequencies, the propagation characteristics approximate to that of light and high attenuation is usually incurred in the presence of people and objects. For future wireless personal/local area network (WPAN or WLAN respectively) applications, the user is expected to have maximum mobility, but the impact of shadowing is significant at these high frequencies. To mitigate such effects, a network infrastructure in the form of a 3D pyramid is proposed. It consists of a single access point with a number of active relays operating in parallel. Recent advances in radio over fiber allow such techniques to be used between the relays and the access point. Simulations are performed in a sophisticated 3D ray tracing tool. Human figures are added with shadowing densities of 1 person/256 m/sup 2/ (total room area) up to 1 person/1 m/sup 2/. Simulated results show that compared to a normal system with just a single access point either mounted on the ceiling or at the same height as a mobile terminal, the pyramid relaying system provides superior coverage and capacity
Translated title of the contributionA 3D pyramid network for short ranged high data rate communications at 60 GHz
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234 - 238
JournalIEEE 59th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2004 (VTC 2004-Spring)
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Event59th Vehicular Technology Conference 2004 (VTC 2004-Spring) - Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 May 2004 → …

Bibliographical note

ISBN: 0780382552
Name and Venue of Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference 2004 (VTC 2004-Spring) Milan, Italy
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to Prof. J.P. McGeehan and Yukio Kamatani of Toshiba Research
Europe for their sponsorship and support for this work. In addition, also thanks to all other Toshiba and university of
Bristol researchers for their valuable comments and guidance

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  • 60GHz
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