Modeling Three-Dimensional Interference and SIR in Highly Directional mmWave Communications

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    Recently, new opportunities for utilizing extremely high frequencies have become instrumental in developing fifth-generation(5G) mobile technology. The use of highly directional antennas in millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands poses an important question of whether two- dimensional modeling suffices to capture the resulting system performance. Accounting for the effects of human body blockage by mmWave transmissions, in this work we compare the performance of the conventional two-dimensional and the proposed three- dimensional modeling. With our stochastic geometry based approach, we consider the aggregate interference and signal-to- interference ratio (SIR) to be the main metrics of interest. Both counterpart models attempt to capture the inherent behavior of 5G mmWave systems by incorporating the effects of human body blockage and antenna directivity. We thus deliver a realistic numerical assessment by comparing the three-dimensional modeling with its two-dimensional projection to reveal the resulting discrepancy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509050192
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventIEEE Global Communications Conference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


    ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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