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Channel Characteristics and Transmission Performance for Various Channel Configurations at 60 GHz


Extensive measurements are conducted in room environments at 60 GHz to analyze the channel characteristics for various channel configurations. Channel parameters retrieved from measurements are presented and analyzed based on generic channel models. Particularly, a simple single-cluster model is applied for the parameter retrieval and performance evaluation. By this model, power delay profiles are simply described by a-factor, a root-mean-squared delay spread, and a shape parameter. The considered channels are configured with the combination of omnidirectional, fan-beam, and pencil-beam antennas at transmitter and receiver sides. Both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-LOS (NLOS) channels are considered. Further, to evaluate the transmission performance, we analyze the link budget in the considered environments, then design and simulate an OFDM system with a data rate of 2 Gbps to compare the bit-error-rate (BER) performance by using the measured and modeled channels. Both coded and uncoded OFDM systems are simulated. It is observed that the BER performance agrees well for the measured and modeled channels. In addition, directive configurations can provide sufficient link margins and BER performance for high data rate communications. To increase the coverage and performance in the NLOS area, it is preferable to apply directive antennas.



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Yang, H., Smulders, P.F.M. & Herben, M.H.A.J. Channel Characteristics and Transmission Performance for Various Channel Configurations at 60 GHz. J Wireless Com Network 2007, 019613 (2007).

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  • High Data Rate
  • Directive Antenna
  • Channel Characteristic
  • Delay Spread
  • OFDM System