Throughput and coverage performance for IEEE 802.11ad millimeter-wave WPANs

X Zhu, A Doufexi, T Koçak

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Recently, the development and requirement for ultra-high data rate wireless communication applications has increased dramatically. The 60 GHz millimeter-wave wireless technology is getting increasing attention, and the IEEE 802.11 Task Group AD is making standardization efforts for multi-gigabit data rate communications on both the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layers. This paper presents a performance evaluation of the PHY and MAC layers of IEEE 802.11ad. Packet error rate and PHY throughput are presented for different modes, and the theoretical MAC throughput is analyzed for different bit error rates, packet sizes and modes. In addition, 2×2 space-time block coding (STBC) is employed for range extension. The cross layer results show our approach enhance the throughput and coverage compared to the case of single antenna.
Translated title of the contributionThroughput and coverage performance for IEEE 802.11ad millimeter-wave WPANs
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978142443327, 9781424483327
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Event73rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2011 (VTC 2011-Spring) - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1 May 2011 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)15502252


Conference73rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2011 (VTC 2011-Spring)
Period1/05/11 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference poster

Sponsorship: The authors would like to express their sincere appreciation to Blu-Wireless Technology for technical input and to acknowledge the financial support provided by Clearspeed Technology Ltd and Great Western Research (GWR).

Terms of use: Copyright © 2011 IEEE. Reprinted with permission, from - X Zhu, A Doufexi, T Kocak; paper 'Throughput and coverage performance for IEEE 802.11ad millimeter-wave WPANs'; VTC Spring 2011; May 2011.

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