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Maximizing Achievable Data Rate in Unlicensed mmWave Networks with Mobile Clients

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networks and Systems - 19th International Conference, NEW2AN 2019, and 12th Conference, ruSMART 2019, Proceedings
EditorsOlga Galinina, Sergey Andreev, Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Sergey Balandin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030308582
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Next Generation Teletraffic and Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Aug 201928 Aug 2019

Publication series

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


ConferenceInternational Conference on Next Generation Teletraffic and Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg


In millimeter-wave (mmWave) networks, where faster signal attenuation is compensated by the use of highly directional antennas, the effects of high mobility may seriously harm the link quality and, hence, the overall system performance. In this paper, we study the channel access in unlicensed mmWave networks with mobile clients, with particular emphasis on initial beamforming training and beam refinement protocol as per IEEE 802.11ad/ay standard. We explicitly model beamforming procedures and corresponding overhead for directional mmWave antennas and provide a method for maximizing the average data rate over the variable length of the 802.11ad/ay beacon interval in different mobility scenarios. We illustrate the impact of the client speed and mobility patterns by examples of three variations of the discrete random walk mobility model.


  • 802.11ad/ay, Beamforming, Channel access, mmWave, Mobility, Random walk

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