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Quasi-deterministic Model for Doppler Spread in Millimeter-wave Commmunication Systems



Jian Wang, Camillo Gentile, Peter B. Papazian, Jae-Kark Choi, Jelena Senic


The most salient feature differentiating millimeter-wave communication systems from their predecessors will be the steerable pencilbeam antennas at the transceivers. As opposed to conventional widebeam antennas, only a few multipath components will be admitted into the pencilbeam. Although each component has a unique Doppler frequency shift, the combination of shifts across the components admitted will give rise to a Doppler spread. How wide that spread is uncertain because, to our knowledge, there are no such measurement results for millimeter- wave systems in open literature to date. To fill this void, we have designed an 83.5 GHz channel sounder that can measure the shift of multipath components in a mobile environment with super-resolution. By synthesizing the shifts through a simulated antenna with variable beamwidth, we can develop a parameterized model for the spread.
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters


mobility, channel coherence time


Wang, J. , Gentile, C. , Papazian, P. , Choi, J. and Senic, J. (2017), Quasi-deterministic Model for Doppler Spread in Millimeter-wave Commmunication Systems, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, [online],, (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created May 17, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021