10 Gb/s hetsnets with millimeter-wave communications: access and networking - challenges and protocols

Zheng, Kan, Zhao, Long, Mei, Jie, Dohler, Mischa, Xiang, Wei, and Peng, Yuexing (2015) 10 Gb/s hetsnets with millimeter-wave communications: access and networking - challenges and protocols. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (1). pp. 222-231.

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Heterogeneous and small cell networks (Het- SNets) increase spectral efficiency and throughput via hierarchical deployments. In order to meet the increasing requirements in capacity for future 5G wireless networks, millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications with unprecedented spectral resources have been suggested for 5G HetSNets. While the mmWave physical layer is well understood, major challenges remain for its effective and efficient implementation in Het- SNets from an access and networking point of view. Toward this end, we introduce a novel but 3GPP backwards-compatible frame structure, based on time-division duplex, which facilitates both high-capacity access and backhaul links. We then discuss networking issues arising from the multihop nature of the mmWave backhauling mesh. Finally, system-level simulations evaluate the performance of HetSNets with mmWave communications and corroborate the possibility of having capacities of tens of gigabits per second in emerging 5G systems.

Item ID: 42839
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1558-1896
Funders: China Natural Science Funding (NSF), National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (NHTRDP), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University
Projects and Grants: NSF 61271183, NHTRDP 2014AA01A705, FRFCU No. 2014ZD03-02, NCET-11-0600
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 01:46
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services @ 100%
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