On distance statistics of first arriving multi-paths in indoor mm-wave communications

Rakesh Raghukumarannair Thankamani, Debarati Sen, Goutam Das, Emanuele Viterbo, Yi Hong

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This paper presents a mathematical framework to evaluate distance statistics of first arriving multi-path components at millimeter wave (mm-Wave) frequencies in a typical indoor environment. The proposed modeling approach is based on a numerically tractable channel model that accounts for the line-of-sight (LoS) component and first-order reflection components from surrounding walls. Based on the derived statistics, an approximation for coverage probability of mm-Wave indoor wireless local area networks (WLAN)s is obtained. Further, the coverage probability for an access point (AP) to user node link is determined after accounting for blockage of LoS component and optimal antenna beamforming in the modeling framework. The analysis of coverage probability provides useful insights which can be applied to plan optimum AP location layout in a typical mm-Wave indoor WLAN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16218-16223
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • indoor
  • Mm-Wave communication
  • optimal antenna beamforming
  • reflection components

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