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Throughput and coverage performance for IEEE 802.11ad millimeter-wave WPANs

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2011
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978142443327, 9781424483327
StatePublished - May 2011
Event73rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2011 (VTC 2011-Spring) - Budapest, Hungary

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ISSN (Print)15502252


Conference73rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2011 (VTC 2011-Spring)
Period1/05/11 → …


Recently, the development and requirement for ultra-high data rate wireless communication applications has increased dramatically. The 60 GHz millimeter-wave wireless technology is getting increasing attention, and the IEEE 802.11 Task Group AD is making 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 IEEE 802.11ad. Packet error rate and PHY throughput are presented for different modes, and the theoretical MAC throughput is analyzed for different bit error rates, packet sizes and modes. In addition, 2×2 space-time block coding (STBC) is employed for range extension. The cross layer results show our approach enhance the throughput and coverage compared to the case of single antenna.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference poster 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 © 2011 IEEE. Reprinted with permission, from - X Zhu, A Doufexi, T Kocak; paper 'Throughput and coverage performance for IEEE 802.11ad millimeter-wave WPANs'; VTC Spring 2011; May 2011. 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.


73rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2011 (VTC 2011-Spring)

Duration1 May 2011 → …

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