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On the performance of IEEE 802.15.3c millimeter-wave WPANs: PHY and MAC

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Conference on Wireless Advanced 2010 (WiAD), London, UK
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424470693
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Event6th Conference on Wireless Advanced - London, United Kingdom


Conference6th Conference on Wireless Advanced
Abbreviated titleWiAD
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/06/10 → …


The large amount of unlicensed bandwidth available in the millimeter-wave has enabled very high data rate wireless applications. The IEEE 802.15 Task Group 3c has completed 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 the newly published standard. Packet error rate (PER) and PHY throughput are simulated for different modes based on a typical 60 GHz channel model. The theoretical MAC throughput is calculated for different packet sizes and modes under different link conditions. The link adaptation mechanism is used to analyze the operating range versus data rate. The results show that very high data rates can be achieved over low distances.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to express their sincere appreciation to Blu-Wireless Technology, and also want to acknowledge the financial support provided by ClearSpeed Technology Ltd and Great Western Research (GWR). Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from 6th Conference on Wireless Advanced 2010 (WiAD). 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, IEEE 802.15.3c, PHY, channel model, MAC


6th Conference on Wireless Advanced

Abbreviated titleWiAD
Duration1 Jun 2010 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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