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J. Kim, J. Park, S. Kim, S. L. Kim, K. W. Sung and K. S. Kim, "Millimeter-Wave Interference Avoidance via Building-Aware Associations," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 10618-10634, 2018. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2800682

Millimeter-wave interference avoidance via building-aware associations

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Author: Kim, Jeemin1; Park, Jihong2; Kim, Seunghwan1;
Organizations: 1School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, South Korea
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
3Wireless@KTH, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 164 40 Kista, Sweden
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018


Signal occlusion by building blockages is a double-edged sword for the performance of millimeter-wave (mmW) communication networks. Buildings may dominantly attenuate the useful signals, especially when mmW base stations (BSs) are sparsely deployed compared with the building density. In the opposite BS deployment, buildings can block the undesired interference. To enjoy only the benefit, we propose a building-aware association scheme that adjusts the directional BS association bias of the user equipments (UEs), based on a given building density and the concentration of UE locations around the buildings. The association of each BS can thereby be biased: 1) toward the UEs located against buildings for avoiding interference to other UEs or 2) toward the UEs providing their maximum reference signal received powers. The proposed association scheme is optimized to maximize the downlink average data rate derived by stochastic geometry. Its effectiveness is validated by simulation using real building statistics.

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Series: IEEE access
ISSN: 2169-3536
ISSN-E: 2169-3536
ISSN-L: 2169-3536
Volume: 6
Pages: 10618 - 10634
DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2800682
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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