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    Polarimetric Diffuse Scattering Channel Measurements at 26 GHz and 60 GHz


    Freire, AL, Pelham, T, Kong, D, Sayer, L, Sgardoni, V, Tila, F, Mellios, E, Beach, M, Nix, A & Steinbock, G, 2018, ‘Polarimetric Diffuse Scattering Channel Measurements at 26 GHz and 60 GHz’. in: 2018 IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) - Workshop WS-07 on "Millimiter Waves Communications": IEEE PIMRC 2018 Workshop WS-07 on "Millimiter Waves Communications".


    Fifth generation (5G) networks will utilise the large bandwidth available in millimetre wave (mmWave) frequency bands up to 100 GHz in order to meet the ever-increasing high data rate demands. Efficient communications system design for such networks requires a thorough understanding of the propagation properties of the electromagnetic signals at such high frequencies. This paper presents the results of a polarimetric channel measurement campaign at 26 GHz and 60 GHz showing that diffuse scattering can be a dominant propagation mechanism for mmWave links. The use of a wide bandwidth provides a detailed insight into the multipath structure of the channel. It is shown that in a diffuse scattering scenario, nearly co-incident signals create small scale fading that affects the flatness of the channel significantly even when directional antennas are used. This also results in large co-to-cross polarisation ratio (XPR) variations across the channel bandwidth.

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