A multi-Gbps millimeter-wave WPAN system based on STDMA with heuristic scheduling

Chin Sean Sum, Zhou Lan, Mohammad Azizur Rahman, Junyi Wang, Tuncer Baykas, Ryuhei Funada, Hiroshi Harada, Shuuzou Kato

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This paper proposes a spatial time-division multiple access (STDMA) throughput enhancement scheme for a multi-Gbps millimeter-wave (mmWave) wireless personal area network (WPAN) system. The system design includes in the medium access control (MAC) layer, an interference-monitoring mechanism and a heuristic TDMA time-slot scheduling engine, and in the physical (PHY) layer, a Reed-Solomon (RS) coded phase-shift keying (PSK) system with selective Rake reception over a realistic 60GHz multipath propagation channel. The theoretical analysis of the throughput and error performance is verified by Monte Carlo simulations. Firstly, it is found that the proposed STDMA scheme is capable of improving system throughput as much as 100%. Secondly, the co-channel interference (CCI) in a communication link has to be controlled at/below -15dB in order to achieve the optimum system throughput. Lastly, different tolerable CCI levels to meet respective application requirements are determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • Cross layer
  • Heuristic scheduling
  • Millimeter-wave
  • Multi-Gbps
  • WPAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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