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IEEE 802.15.3C medium access controller throughput for phased array systems

DA Fittipaldi, S Skafidas, M Luise

IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC | Published : 2007


This paper studies the impact of phased array antennas directivity onto the throughput performance of WPANs adopting the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC standard in the 60 GHz band. High gain directional transmission is desirable in the 60 GHz band to overcome the high signal attenuation typical of these frequencies and improve the wireless channel reliability in order to achieve data rates up to 5Gbps. In our antenna system model, directional transmission at both transmitter and receiver side is accomplished through a simplified scheme of direction of arrival estimation and beamsteering. We have implemented the antenna system and the antenna control protocol within 802.15.3 MAC in ns2. Our simulation ana..

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