Indoor Propagation Channel Simulations at 60 GHz Using Point Cloud Data

Jan Järveläinen, Katsuyuki Haneda, Aki Karttunen

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Deterministic field prediction has been widely used to provide channel data for coverage analysis. Among these prediction tools, point cloud-based methods have been developed for millimeter-wave frequencies in order to characterize the environment with higher precision, but they have not taken into account all the necessary propagation mechanisms. In this paper, we present the implementation for predicting both specular reflections and diffraction as well as the total channel, including the aforementioned mechanisms along with scattering and shadowing. Both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-LOS channels are predicted and validated against measurements in a cafeteria. The result shows excellent agreement between prediction and measurement in terms of power delay profiles, power angular spectra, path loss, mean delay, delay spread, and azimuth spread.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7533487
Pages (from-to)4457-4467
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 60 GHz
  • channel modeling
  • millimeter-wave (mm-wave)
  • nonline-of-sight (NLOS)
  • point cloud
  • power delay profile
  • prediction
  • propagation


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