10 Gb/s HetSNets with millimeter-wave communications: access and networking: challenges and protocols

Zheng, Kan and Zhao, Long and Mei, Jie and Dohler, Mischa and Xiang, Wei and Peng, Yuexing (2015) 10 Gb/s HetSNets with millimeter-wave communications: access and networking: challenges and protocols. IEEE Communications Magazine, 53 (1). pp. 222-231. ISSN 0163-6804


Heterogeneous and small cell networks (Het-SNets) increase spectral efficiency and throughput via hierarchical deployments. In order to meet the increasing requirements in capacity for future 5G wireless networks, millimeter-wave (mmWave) communications with unprecedented spectral resources have been suggested for 5G HetSNets. While the mmWave physical layer is well understood, major challenges remain for its effective and efficient implementation in Het-SNets from an access and networking point of view. Toward this end, we introduce a novel but 3GPP backwards-compatible frame structure, based on time-division duplex, which facilitates both high-capacity access and backhaul links. We then discuss networking issues arising from the multihop nature of the mmWave backhauling mesh. Finally, system-level simulations evaluate the performance of HetSNets with mmWave communications and corroborate the possibility of having capacities of tens of gigabits per second in emerging 5G systems.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2015 IEEE. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 02:43
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 01:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: millimeter waves; network layers
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2015.7010538
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26907

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