A Survey on the Effects of Human Blockage on the Performance of mm Wave Communication Systems

Ayham Alyosef, Stamatia Rizou, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Pavlos I. Lazaridis, Ahmed M. Nor, Octavian Fratu, Simona Halunga, Traianos V. Yioultsis, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis

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Abstract

Human blockage is one of the key challenges that limit the ability of mm Wave communications to provide ultra-high data rate and ultra-low latency links, thus severely reducing the quality-of-service (QoS) experienced by the users. In this paper, we present the most common human body blockage models, which are used in blockage analysis to predict the level of attenuation caused by the human body to mm Wave signals. Moreover, the main parameters of human blockage which affect the received signal are discussed, while the effect of blockage on the received signal and network coverage is analyzed. Finally, we provide insights to potential solutions that overcome human blockage, in order to further improve the overall performance of mm Wave communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, BlackSeaCom 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages249-253
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665497497
ISBN (Print)9781665497503
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 6 Jun 20229 Jun 2022

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking
Abbreviated titleBlackSeaCom 2022
Country/TerritoryBulgaria
CitySofia
Period6/06/229/06/22

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