Coordinated initial access in millimetre wave standalone networks

Qi, Yinan and Nekovee, Maziar (2016) Coordinated initial access in millimetre wave standalone networks. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications: IEEE Infocom 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 10-14 2016. Published in: 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS). 59-64. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ. ISBN 9781467399562

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In this paper, a novel coordinated initial access (IA) scheme for clustered millimeter wave small cells (mmSCs) is proposed for the fifth generation mobile communication networks (5G). This solution is a method for efficient and fast initial access for ultra-dense millimeter wave standalone networks without presence of overlaid legacy networks operating on lower frequency. In contrast to the current full beam sweep scheme, where time consuming exhaustive searching is employed, the mmSCs within one cluster will perform the IA procedure in a coordinated manner based on the power delay profile (PDP) measurement reports shared with each other via the backhaul links and thereby avoiding the full beam sweep. The proposed scheme significantly reduces the initial access time, enhances the access robustness and reduces the cost and complexity of the mobile terminals.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Thomas Nowotny
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2020 13:52

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