Toward a seamless communication architecture for in-building networks at the 60 GHZ band

BL Dang, RR Venkatesha Prasad, IGMM Niemegeers

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    This paper addresses the issues of desiging an infrastructure to support seamless in-building communication at the 60 GHz band. Recently, the 60-GHz band has received much attention due to its 5-GHz of available spectrum. Howevver, the propagation of signals in this band is strongly hindered by attenuation and line-of-sight requirements. The situation gets worse in the in-building environment where signal propagation is obstructed by physical objects such as walls, furniture etc. In this paper, we present a novel Radio over Fiber (RoF) architecture that is cost-effective and is able to deliver high data-rate of the order of gigabits. To ensure a seamless communication environment at the 60GHz band, we propose the concept of Extended Cells (EC) in order to create sufficient overlap areas. Finally, we illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed architecture by simulating an in-building network at the 60 GHz band employing the RoF and EC concepts.
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    Title of host publicationThe 31st IEEE conference on Local Computer Networks LCN'06
    Editors s.n.
    Place of Publications.l.
    PublisherIEEE Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)1424404193
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventConferentie, Tampa, Florida - s.l.
    Duration: 14 Nov 200616 Nov 2006

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    ConferenceConferentie, Tampa, Florida


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