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D. Kumar, S. K. Joshi and A. Tölli, "Latency-aware Reliable mmWave Communication via Multi-point Connectivity," GLOBECOM 2020 - 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM42002.2020.9348026

Latency-aware reliable mmWave communication via multi-point connectivity

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Author: Kumar, Dileep1; Joshi, Satya Krishna1; Tölli, Antti1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-03


The sensitivity of millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio channel to blockage is a fundamental challenge in achieving low-latency and reliable connectivity. In this paper, we explore the viability of using coordinated multi-point (CoMP) transmission for a delay bounded and reliable mmWave communication. We provide an iterative algorithm for the time-average sum-power-minimization problem by solving a system of Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) optimality conditions. We use the Lyapunov optimization framework and derive a dynamic control algorithm to transform a time-average stochastic problem into a sequence of deterministic subproblems. Furthermore, for the robust beamformer design, we consider a pessimistic estimate of the user-specific rate, assuming that a portion of CoMP links would be blocked during the data transmission phase, while ensuring the average latency requirements. The numerical examples illustrate that in the presence of random blockages, the proposed method outperforms baseline scenarios and results in energy-efficient, high-reliability and low-latency mmWave communication.

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Series: IEEE Global Communications Conference
ISSN: 2334-0983
ISSN-E: 2576-6813
ISSN-L: 2334-0983
ISBN: 978-1-7281-8298-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-8299-5
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 9348026
DOI: 10.1109/GLOBECOM42002.2020.9348026
Host publication: GLOBECOM 2020 - 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Conference: IEEE Global Communications Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported by the European Commission in the framework of the H2020-EUJ-02-2018 project under grant no. 815056 (5G-Enhance) and Academy of Finland under grants no. 318927 (6Genesis Flagship).
EU Grant Number: (815056) 5G-Enhance - 5G Enhanced Mobile Broadband Access Networks in Crowded Environments
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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