Networking

Exploring the Suitability of 60GHz Radio for Building In-Home Networks

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Executive Summary

60GHz radio technology is highly promising since it can offer multi-Gbps data rate for short range wireless communication. Hence it is able to support in-home wireless multimedia applications such as high-definition video streaming, ultra high speed content downloads, etc. Hitherto, the main research efforts have been on 60GHz physical layer design and channel model investigations. However, the unique properties of 60GHz radio, viz, the use of directional antennas and link blockage problem impose new challenges for the higher layer protocol design.

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