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Enhancement of 60GHz transmission over 802.11ad using specular reflection

Abe, A and Walker, SD (2016) Enhancement of 60GHz transmission over 802.11ad using specular reflection. In: IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN) 2016, 2016-06-13 - 2016-06-15, Rome, Italy.

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Transmission at 60GHz millimetre wavelengths is often prone to strong signal attenuations and disconnections when-ever objects greater than the wavelength of the propagating signal interrupts the line-of-sight. When this occurs, the network becomes unreliable and its performance is severely affected by unexpected and frequent disconnections, loss of data, retransmissions, waste resources and increased latency. In this work, using commercial 802.11ad chipsets, we show that specular reflection has the potential to circumvent and prevent non-line-of-sight link failures during 60GHz millimetre wave propagation up to distance of 8m. The data rates presented shows the effectiveness of using specular reflection since utilization is at least 94% of the total bandwidth while less than 4% was either reflected back or absorbed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks
Uncontrolled Keywords: Millimeter wave; Data rates; Specular; reflection; 802.11ad; Wavelength; Bandwidth; Utilization
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 20:44
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 11:18

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