Analyzing 60 GHz Radio Links for Indoor Communications

Date Added: Jul 2010
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With the increase in the capacity of mobile communication devices, it is but natural to expect that these devices would work ubiquitously anywhere anytime to offer high data rate support. Recently 60 GHz frequency band has been identified as an obvious choice for the high data rate indoor communications. However, as the 60GHz radio system relies on Line-Of-Sight (LOS) transmission for achieving Gbps data rate, the communication can be easily interrupted by obstructions breaking the LOS link, which happens often due to the movement of people in a typical indoor environment. In this paper, the authors define and present an analytical model for assessing link stability of 60 GHz radio for indoor wireless networks.