Proactive cell switching for mmWave networks with hybrid beamforming and dynamic blockers

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In this paper, we consider a millimeter wave network deployed to cover an urban street. Each base station (BS) employs hybrid beamforming with a limited number of radio frequency (RF) chains. Its link to any user equipment (UE) is prone to being blocked by vehicles and pedestrians moving along the street. We propose a Round Robin (RR) access protocol with proactive cell switching in which each UE switches its connection to the least loaded line of sight BS at the end of its RR transmission frame or any time when its link is blocked. We compare the UE connectivity performance of the proposed protocol to the conventional cellular network association protocols and the RR protocols which switch only when the link is blocked. Our results reveal the impacts of different system parameters (i.e.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 28th Asia Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) APCC 2023
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsKhoa Le, Nguyen Quoc Bao
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350382617, 9798350382600
ISBN (Print)9798350382624
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event28th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2023 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 19 Nov 202322 Nov 2023

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2163-0771


Conference28th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2023


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