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60 GHz Indoor Propagation Studies for Wireless Communications Based on a Ray-Tracing Method

  • C.-P. Lim1Email author,
  • M. Lee1,
  • R. J. Burkholder1,
  • J. L. Volakis1 and
  • R. J. Marhefka1
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20072007:073928

DOI: 10.1155/2007/73928

Received: 28 April 2006

Accepted: 13 November 2006

Published: 8 January 2007

Abstract

This paper demonstrates a ray-tracing method for modeling indoor propagation channels at 60 GHz. A validation of the ray-tracing model with our in-house measurement is also presented. Based on the validated model, the multipath channel parameter such as root mean square (RMS) delay spread and the fading statistics at millimeter wave frequencies are easily extracted. As such, the proposed ray-tracing method can provide vital information pertaining to the fading condition in a site-specific indoor environment.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
ElectroScience Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University

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