Power Controlled Concurrent Transmissions in mmWave WPANs

Yongsun KIM  Meejoung KIM  Wooyong LEE  Chul-Hee KANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.10   pp.2808-2811
Publication Date: 2010/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.2808
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
mmWave WPAN,  IEEE 802.15.3c,  directional antenna,  exclusive region,  concurrent transmissions,  

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Summary: 
This letter considers power-controlled transmission from directional antennas in mmWave wireless personal area network (WPAN) systems. The attributes of these systems are studied; these include the number of concurrent transmissions and the power consumption with different system parameters, such as the antenna's beamwidth and radiating efficiency. Numerical results are presented to show that the power controlled transmission enables more concurrent transmissions than the non-power controlled transmission. The results also show that the number of concurrent transmissions increases as the beamwidth and the path loss component become smaller and the antenna's radiating efficiency increases. In addition, the power controlled system generally uses less power than the non-power controlled transmission set up; the overall analysis is verified by simulation.