A Study of Dynamic Multipath Clusters at 60 GHz in a Large Indoor Environment

Manijeh Bashar, Katsuyuki Haneda, Alister G. Burr, Kanapathippillai Cumanan

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The available geometry-based stochastic channel models (GSCMs) at millimetre-wave (mmWave) frequencies do not necessarily retain spatial consistency for simulated channels, which is essential for small cells with ultra-dense users. In this paper, we work on cluster parameterization for the COST 2100 channel model using mobile channel simulations at 61 GHz in Helsinki Airport. The paper considers a ray-tracer which has been optimized to match measurements, to obtain double-directional channels at mmWave frequencies. A joint clustering-tracking framework is used to determine cluster parameters for the COST 2100 channel model. The KPowerMeans algorithm and the Kalman filter are exploited to identify the cluster positions and to predict and track cluster positions respectively. The results confirm that the joint clustering-and-tracking is a suitable tool for cluster identification and tracking for our ray-tracer results. The movement of cluster centroids, cluster lifetime and number of clusters per snapshot are investigated for this set of ray-tracer results. Simulation results show that the multipath components (MPCs) are grouped into clusters at mmWave frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649206
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Globecom Workshops - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 Dec 201813 Dec 2018


WorkshopIEEE Globecom Workshops
Abbreviated titleGC Wkshps
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi


  • Cluster identification
  • Kalman filter
  • KPowerMeans
  • millimetre wave
  • multi path components

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    Bashar, M., Haneda, K., Burr, A. G., & Cumanan, K. (2018). A Study of Dynamic Multipath Clusters at 60 GHz in a Large Indoor Environment. In 2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Proceedings [8644100] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOMW.2018.8644100