Directional antennas for point-to-multipoint millimetre wave communications

Jian A. Zhang, Stuart Hay, Y. Jay Guo

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the feasibility and potential performance of applying an antenna array of directional elements such as horn antennas for mmWave point-to-multipoint communications. We propose a conceptual design of the array, and review options for antenna elements and mechanical steering devices. We then estimate the achievable performance with respect to link data rate and distance, and show that pointing to users exactly does not always achieve system capacity, but the gap is typically small. We also provide comparison for two types of multiple access schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE APWC 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages204-207
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509004706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event6th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, IEEE APWC 2016 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 19 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Other

Other6th IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications, IEEE APWC 2016
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period19/09/1623/09/16

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