Process-Stacking Multiplexing Access for 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave WPANs
Millimeter-waves technology shows high potential for future wireless personal area networks, reaching over 1 Gb/s transmissions using simple modulation techniques. This technology is on the innovation stages; therefore current specifications consider dividing the spectrum into effortlessly separable spectrum ranges. In this paper, a process-stacking multiplexing access algorithm is designed for single channel operation. The concept is intuitive and simple, but its implementation is not trivial. The key to stacking single channel events is to operate while simultaneously obtaining and handling a-posteriori time-frame information of scheduled events. This information is used to shift a global time pointer that the wireless access point manages and uses to synchronize all serviced nodes.