On mm-wave multipath clustering and channel modeling

Carl Gustafson, Katsuyuki Haneda, Shurjeel Wyne, Fredrik Tufvesson

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Efficient and realistic mm-wave channel models are of vital importance for the development of novel mm-wave wireless technologies. Though many of the current 60 GHz channel models are based on the useful concept of multipath clusters, only a limited number of 60 GHz channel measurements have been reported in the literature for this purpose. Therefore, there is still a need for further measurement based analyses of multipath clustering in the 60 GHz band. This paper presents clustering results for a double-directional 60 GHz MIMO channel model. Based on these results, we derive a model which is validated with measured data. Statistical cluster parameters are evaluated and compared with existing channel models. It is shown that the cluster angular characteristics are closely related to the room geometry and environment, making it infeasible to model the delay and angular domains independently. We also show that when using ray tracing to model the channel, it is insufficient to only consider walls, ceiling, floor and tables; finer structures such as ceiling lamps, chairs and bookshelves need to be taken into account as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6691924
Pages (from-to)1445-1455
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 60 GHz WLAN
  • channel modeling
  • IEEE 80211ad
  • IEEE 802153c
  • Millimeter wave propagation

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