Statistical Characterization of 60-GHz Indoor Radio Channels

TitleStatistical Characterization of 60-GHz Indoor Radio Channels
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSmulders P
JournalAntennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on
Pagination2820 -2829
Date Publishedoct.
Keywordsangle-of-arrival, angular spread, antenna gain, delay spread, direction-of-arrival estimation, Doppler spread, fading channels, frequency 60 GHz, indoor radio, indoor radio channel, large-scale fading channel, millimetre wave antennas, path-loss parameter value, statistical analysis, statistical characterization, time-of-arrival, time-of-arrival estimation

An extensive review of the statistical characterization of 60-GHz indoor radio channels is provided from a large number of published measurement and modeling results. First, the most prominent driver applications for 60 GHz are considered in order to identify those environment types that need to be characterized most urgently. Large-scale fading is addressed yielding path-loss parameter values for a generic 60-GHz indoor channel model as well as for the office environment in particular. In addition, the small-scale channel behavior is reviewed including the modeling of time-of-arrival and angle-of-arrival details and statistical parameters related to delay spread, angular spread and Doppler spread. Finally, some research directions for future channel characterization are given.