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

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  • SC Leong
  • BS Lee
  • AR Nix
  • Paul Strauch
Original languageEnglish
Pages234 - 238
JournalIEEE 59th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2004 (VTC 2004-Spring)
Journal publication dateMay 2004
Volume1
DOIs
StatePublished

Abstract

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

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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 Terms of use: Copyright © 2004 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 59th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2004. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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  • component, 60GHz, pyramid, WLAN, WPAN

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59th Vehicular Technology Conference 2004 (VTC 2004-Spring)

Duration1 May 2004 → …
CountryItaly
CityMilan

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