Measurements and modeling of human blockage effects for multiple millimeter Wave bands

Wenzhe Qi, Jie Huang, Jian Sun, Yi Tan, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Xiaohu Ge

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Abstract

This paper investigates the blockage loss caused by human body at 11, 16, 28, and 32 GHz by measurements and modeling. The measurements are carried out in an office environment by using a vector network analyzer (VNA) and two horn antennas, with one or two persons walking along or across the line connecting the transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx). The METIS knife-edge diffraction (KED) model, Kirchhoff KED model, and geometrical theory of diffraction (GTD) model are used to simulate the human blockage effects. The Gaussian model is also used to fit the measurement data. The human blockage effects are compared for the four millimeter wave (mmWave) bands. The results have shown that as the frequency increases, there is no obvious increasing trend of the losses. The METIS KED model, Kirchhoff KED model, and G TD model can simulate the human blockage effects well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1604-1609
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2017
Event13th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference 2017 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2376-6506

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference 2017
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period26/06/1730/06/17

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Keywords

  • GTD
  • Human blockage effect
  • KED
  • Millimeter wave
  • SG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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Qi, W., Huang, J., Sun, J., Tan, Y., Wang, C-X., & Ge, X. (2017). Measurements and modeling of human blockage effects for multiple millimeter Wave bands. In 2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) (pp. 1604-1609). (International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWCMC.2017.7986524