Performance of mmwave-based mesh networks in indoor environments with dynamic blockage

Rustam Pirmagomedov, Dmitri Moltchanov, Viktor Ustinov, Md Nazmus Saqib, Sergey Andreev

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Due to growing throughput demands dictated by innovative media applications (e.g., 360°) video streaming, augmented and virtual reality), millimeter-wave (mmWave) wireless access is considered to be a promising technology enabler for the emerging mobile networks. One of the crucial usages for such systems is indoor public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) missions, which may greatly benefit from higher mmWave bandwidths. In this paper, we assess the performance of on-demand mmWave mesh topologies in indoor environments. The evaluation was conducted by utilizing our system-level simulation framework based on a realistic floor layout under dynamic blockage conditions, 3GPP propagation model, mobile nodes, and multi-connectivity operation. Our numerical results revealed that the use of multi-connectivity capabilities in indoor deployments allows for generally improved connectivity performance whereas the associated per-node throughput growth is marginal. The latter is due to the blockage-rich environment, which is typical for indoor layouts as it distinguishes these from outdoor cases. Furthermore, the number of simultaneously supported links at each node that is required to enhance the system performance is greater than two, thus imposing considerable control overheads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWired/Wireless Internet Communications - 17th IFIP WG 6.2 International Conference, WWIC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMarco Di Felice, Enrico Natalizio, Raffaele Bruno, Andreas Kassler
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030305222
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP WG 6.2 International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 17 Jun 201918 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceIFIP WG 6.2 International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications


  • 5G NR
  • Emergency response
  • Indoor environment
  • Milliliter-wave mesh
  • PPDR

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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