Design and Experimental Evaluation of 60GHz Multiuser Gigabit/s Small Cell Radio Access Based on IEEE 802.11ad/WiGig

Koji TAKINAMI  Naganori SHIRAKATA  Masashi KOBAYASHI  Tomoya URUSHIHARA  Hiroshi TAKAHASHI  Hiroyuki MOTOZUKA  Masataka IRIE  Masayuki SHIMIZU  Yuji TOMISAWA  Kazuaki TAKAHASHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.7   pp.1075-1085
Publication Date: 2017/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016SCP0001
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Smart Radio and Its Applications in Conjunction with Main Topics of SmartCom)
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
Keyword: 
IEEE 802.11ad,  WiGig,  60 GHz,  small cell,  heterogeneous network,  5G cellular network,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents the design and experimental evaluation of 60GHz small cell radio access based on IEEE 802.11ad/WiGig. The access point (AP) prototype used combines three RF modules with beamforming technology to provide 360° area coverage. In order to compensate for limited communication distance, multiple APs are employed to achieve wide area coverage. A handover algorithm suitable for IEEE 802.11ad/WiGig is employed to achieve flexible control of the cell coverage of each AP. As a proof of concept, a prototype system is set up at Narita International Airport and the capability of multiuser Gb/s wireless access is successfully demonstrated. In addition, the system behavior under stringent conditions is evaluated by load testing and throughput degradation due to co-channel and inter-channel interference is investigated.