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Pathloss Models for Indoor Hotspot Deployment at 83.5 GHz



Camillo Gentile, Jelena Senic, Peter B. Papazian, Jae-Kark Choi, Kate Remley


Conventional pathloss models are based on the received power from an omnidirectional antenna. Millimeter-wave receivers, conversely, will feature highly directional antennas that can be steered towards the angle with maximum power, exploiting their high gain to compensate for the greater pathloss witnessed in the upper spectrum. Hence models for the maximum power are also valuable. In this paper, we present both model types for indoor hotspot deployment at 83.5 GHz. The environments considered are typical of such deployments: a lobby, a hallway, and a conference room in line- and non-line-of-sight conditions up to 24 m. To fit the models, a measurement campaign with over 1800 different transmitter-receiver configurations was conducted using a channel sounder. Computation of the maximum-power model is enabled by the sounder's custom-designed antenna array which can resolve the receiver power into three-dimensional angles-of-arrival.
Proceedings Title
2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Conference Dates
December 4-8, 2016
Conference Location
Washington, DC, US


E band, mmWave, millimeter-wave, channel propagation modeling


Gentile, C. , Senic, J. , Papazian, P. , Choi, J. and Remley, K. (2016), Pathloss Models for Indoor Hotspot Deployment at 83.5 GHz, 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, US, [online],, (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created December 3, 2016, Updated April 12, 2022