Performance Evaluation of Switched Beam Antenna with Different Configurations at 28 GHz

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The main target of this paper is to evaluate the performance of a switched beam antenna in a macro-cellular environment at 28 GHz frequency. Another objective of this study is to compare the performance of a cellular system equipped with 7-beams switched beam antenna with conventional system implemented with wide 65◦ horizontal HPBW antenna. A campaign of 3D ray tracing simulations was carried out by using realistic 3D building data. Performance metrics considered for this study are RX level, SINR, system spectral efficiency, and the relative gain. Different configurations of 7-beams antenna is studied and the advantages and the disadvantages of considered configurations are highlighted in this paper. It is learned from the acquired results that an optimal configuration of 7-beams antenna can provide upto only 209.72 % of relative gain with respect to a traditional 3-sector site deployment. However, the relative performance gain of a 7-beam antenna can be negative under certain circumstances.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 15 Apr 201919 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISSN (Print)1525-3511
ISSN (Electronic)1558-2612


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Abbreviated titleWCNC

    Research areas

  • Switched beam antenna, performance analysis, 3D ray tracing, macro cellular, 5G

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