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Leinonen, M. E., Destino, G., Kursu, O., Sonkki, M. and Pärssinen, A. (2018), 28 GHz Wireless Backhaul Transceiver Characterization and Radio Link Budget. ETRI Journal, 40: 89-100. doi:10.4218/etrij.2017-0231

28 GHz wireless backhaul transceiver characterization and radio link budget

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Author: Leinonen, Marko E.1; Destino, Giuseppe1; Kursu, Olli1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-07-05


Millimeter wave communication is one of the main disruptive technologies in upcoming 5G mobile networks. One of the first candidate applications, which will be commercially ready by 2020, is wireless backhaul links or wireless last mile communication. This paper provides an analysis of this use‐case from radio engineering and implementation perspectives. Furthermore, preliminary experimental results are shown for a proof‐of‐concept wireless backhaul solution developed within the EU‐KR 5GCHAMPION project, which will be showcased during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea. In this paper, we verify system level calculations and a theoretical link budget analysis with conductive and radiated over‐the‐air measurements. The results indicate that the implemented radio solution is able to achieve the target key performance indicator, namely, a 2.5 Gbps data rate on average, over a range of up to 200 m.

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Series: ETRI journal
ISSN: 1225-6463
ISSN-E: 2233-7326
ISSN-L: 1225-6463
Pages: 89 - 100
DOI: 10.4218/etrij.2017-0231
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union H2020 5GPPP under grant n. 723247 and supported by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No.B0115-16-0001, 5GCHAMPION).
EU Grant Number: (723247) 5G CHAMPION - 5G Communication with a Heterogeneous, Agile Mobile network in the Pyunchang wInter Olympic competioN
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