Mobility

Optimizing Client Association in 60 GHz Wireless Access Networks

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Executive Summary

Millimeter-Wave communications in the 60 GHz band are considered one of the key technologies for enabling multi-gigabit wireless access. However, the high propagation loss in such a band poses major obstacles to the optimal utilization of the wireless resources, where the problem of efficient client association to Access Points (APs) is of vital importance. In this paper, the client association in 60 GHz Wireless Access Networks is investigated. The AP utilization and the quality of the rapidly vanishing communication links are the control parameters. Because of the tricky non-convex and combinatorial nature of the client association optimization problem, a novel solution method is developed to guarantee balanced and fair resource allocation.

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