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Location-aided multi-user beamforming for 60 GHz WPAN systems

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  • C Han
  • X Zhu
  • T Koçak
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2012-Spring), Yokohama, Japan
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467309905
StatePublished - May 2012


60 GHz wireless personal area networks (WPANs) offer multi-Gbps throughput, which will provide for a new wave of high data rate applications. This paper exploits the use of location information to improve the performance and enhance range of 60 GHz multi-user beamforming systems. When the location information is available at the transmitter, the scheduler chooses a set of maximum angularly separated users to share wireless resources simultaneously. If additional feedback of signal-to-interference and noise ratio (SINR) is known, a location-assisted scheduler is employed to increase the system overall performance. Both numerical and simulated results show that significant enhancement can be achieved by the proposed schedulers for 60 GHz WPAN systems.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution 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 ©2012 IEEE. Reprinted with permission, from X Zhu, A Doufexi, T Kocak; 'Location-aided Multi-user Beamforming for 60 GHz WPAN Systems'; IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2012. 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 By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • WPAN, 60 GHz, scheduling, beamforming, location-added communication

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