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STDMA-Based Scheduling Algorithm for Concurrent Transmissions in Directional Millimeter Wave Networks

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Executive Summary

In this paper, a concurrent transmission scheduling algorithm is proposed to enhance the resource utilization efficiency for multi-Gbps millimeter-Wave (mmWave) networks. Specifically, the authors exploit Spatial-Time Division Multiple Access (STDMA) to improve the system throughput by allowing both non-interfering and interfering links to transmit concurrently, considering the high propagation loss at mm-Wave band and the utilization of directional antenna. Concurrent transmission scheduling in mm-Wave networks is formulated as an optimization model to maximize the number of flows scheduled in the network such that the Quality of Service (QoS) requirement of each flow is satisfied.

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