Performance Comparison of Single- and Multi-Lobe Antenna Arrays in 5G Urban Outdoor Environments at mm-Waves via Intelligent Ray Tracing

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Abstract

The effect of forming single and multi-lobe beam
patterns at mm-wave base station antennas on the received signal
strength and co-channel interference is studied for mm-wave urban outdoor environments. A sample, simplified urban city model is used with randomly selected user positions. Ray tracing simulations are performed to analyze the channel’s directional characteristics towards the test users. Depending on the number of dominant paths, single or multiple main lobes are created in the appropriate directions. Through the simulations, it is observed that in comparison with the multi-lobe beam option, the single-lobe beam provides similar or better received power results (unless the ray phases are equalized at the transmitter or receiver with perfect channel information or there is an unexpected sudden blockage in the main path), while providing better interference cancellation capabilities towards other cochannel users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2020)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-31299-00-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020
Conference number: 14

Publication series

Name14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020

Conference

Conference14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period15/03/2020/03/20

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Keywords

  • beamforming
  • fifth generation (5G)
  • mm-wave propagation
  • pattern shaping
  • phased arrays
  • ray tracing

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