Joint Characterization of MM-Wave and CM-Wave Device-to-Device Fading Channels

S. Sangodoyin, U. T. Virk, D. Burghal, K. Haneda, A. F. Molisch

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Device-to-Device (D2D) wireless communications has many envisioned applications such as proximity-based networking, tactical communications and situation awareness of military personnel in a battlefield. The joint use of multiple frequency bands could provide further enhancement to existing D2D wireless system and localization architectures. However, the development of any suitable communication system with this capability will requires accurate propagation channel measurement and modeling to understand channel frequency dependencies in an environment in which the system will operate. In this paper, we present a detailed description of a propagation channel measurement campaign performed in an outdoor environment within the millimeter wave (mm-wave) 59 - 63 GHz and centimeter wave (cm-wave) 2 - 6 GHz frequency bands. The measurements were conducted for both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios. We extracted (and compared) propagation channel parameters such as distance-dependent pathloss exponent (γ), shadowing gain (ξσ), root-mean-square (rms) delay spread (T rms ) and amplitude fading statistics to motivate a suitable channel model in both bands. The model developed can be used for realistic performance evaluations of devices operating in the cm-wave and/or mm-wave bands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2018
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671856
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Military Communications Conference - LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Military Communications Conference proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2155-7586


ConferenceIEEE Military Communications Conference
Abbreviated titleMILCOM
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Internet address

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