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Channel Characteristics and User Body Effects in an Outdoor Urban Scenario at 15 and 28 GHz

Zhao, Kun; Gustafson, Carl LU ; Liao, Qingbi; Zhang, Shuai LU ; Bolin, Thomas; Ying, Zhinong and He, Sailing (2017) In IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation1963-01-01+01:00
Abstract

The effect of a user’s body on channel characteristics for single user downlink transmission in an urban scenario for the 5th generation (5G) systems is investigated with ray-tracing at 15 GHz and 28 GHz. Three different designs of user equipment (UE) antennas are fabricated and integrated into a mobile phone prototype, and their 3D radiation patterns are measured both with and without a user. The user remains in Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA) standard data mode and talk mode during measurements. The results show that the user’s body will cause a strong shadowing loss and generate a large fluctuation on the received signal strength of the UE at both 15 GHz and 28 GHz, which is crucial to channel... (More)

The effect of a user’s body on channel characteristics for single user downlink transmission in an urban scenario for the 5th generation (5G) systems is investigated with ray-tracing at 15 GHz and 28 GHz. Three different designs of user equipment (UE) antennas are fabricated and integrated into a mobile phone prototype, and their 3D radiation patterns are measured both with and without a user. The user remains in Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA) standard data mode and talk mode during measurements. The results show that the user’s body will cause a strong shadowing loss and generate a large fluctuation on the received signal strength of the UE at both 15 GHz and 28 GHz, which is crucial to channel modeling studies at frequencies above 6 GHz. In addition, the user’s body effect on a linear array system in UE is presented, and the main challenges for the future work are also addressed.

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5G, 5G mobile communication, Antenna measurements, Antenna radiation patterns, array, body effect, Buildings, channel, mmWave, mobile phone, Ray tracing, Shadow mapping, UE
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IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation1963-01-01+01:00
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10.1109/TAP.2017.2740959
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  author       = {Zhao, Kun and Gustafson, Carl and Liao, Qingbi and Zhang, Shuai and Bolin, Thomas and Ying, Zhinong and He, Sailing},
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  month        = {08},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  series       = {IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation1963-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Channel Characteristics and User Body Effects in an Outdoor Urban Scenario at 15 and 28 GHz},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2017.2740959},
  year         = {2017},
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