Mobility

A 38 GHz Cellular Outage Study for an Urban Outdoor Campus Environment

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Executive Summary

Wireless systems require increasingly large system bandwidths that are only available at millimeter-wave frequencies. Such spectrum bands offer the potential for multi-gigabit-per-second data rates to low-cost massively broadband devices. To enable mobile outdoor millimeter-wave cellular-type applications, it is necessary to determine the coverage potential of base stations in real-world environments. This paper presents the results of a measurement campaign of 38 GHz outdoor urban cellular channels using directional antennas at both the mobile and the base station, and assesses outage probabilities at two separate transmitter locations on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin.

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