Propagation models for 5G signals in the 60 GHz band

  • Gustavo Kreuzer Marengo São José dos Campos
  • Eduardo Saia Lima Inatel
  • Gabriel Eduardo Silva Leite
  • Arismar Cerqueira Sodré Junior
  • Luciano Leonel Mendes

Abstract

Wireless data traffic is increasing due to the growing numbers of mobile phones and devices connected to the network. A large number of devices needs to be interconnected so it becomes necessary to increase the spectrum band and data traffic simultaneously to have the network working properly, those are some of goals of the 5G network. Frequencies in the range of 20 GHz until 300 GHz are in a spectrum band called millimeter waves band, also known by mmWave. This paper discusses the usage of 60 GHz band in the 5G networks. The 60 GHz band has the advantages like frequency reuse and short-distance connectivity.  This paper also argues the problems that may arise from the choosing 60 GHz band. Wireless data traffic is increasing due to the growing numbers of mobile phones and devices connected to the network. A large number of devices needs to be interconnected so it becomes necessary to increase the spectrum band and data traffic simultaneously to have the network working properly, those are some of goals of the 5G network. Frequencies in the range of 20 GHz until 300 GHz are in a spectrum band called millimeter waves band, also known by mmWave. This paper discusses the usage of 60 GHz band in the 5G networks. The 60 GHz band has the advantages like frequency reuse and short-distance connectivity.  This paper also argues the problems that may arise from the choosing 60 GHz band.

Author Biographies

Gabriel Eduardo Silva Leite

Gabriel received the B.Sc. degrees from Inatel, Brazil, in 2017, in telecommunication engineering. He has worked at Digital Antena company in 2017 and Neomera company in 2018. Since August 2019, he has been a Master student from Inatel in telecommunication are with a focus on digital transmission of signals.

Arismar Cerqueira Sodré Junior

Arismar received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, in 2001, the M.Sc. degree from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy, in 2006. He was an Invited Researcher and Professor from many world-recognized universities, such as the University of Oulu (2017), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy (from 2015 to 2019), Danish Technical University, Denmark (2013), Max-Planck Institute, Germany (2010), and University of Bath, U.K. (2004, 2005 and 2007). He was an Associate Professor with the Unicamp from March 2009 to August 2011, when he joined the National Institute of Telecommunications, Brazil, to work in the same position. Since 2009, he has been acting as a Coordinator of R&D Projects on diverse areas of telecommunications, including antennas, 5G networks, radars and microwave photonics. He is a holder of 10 patents, has transferred 24 products to the industry, and has published 241 scientific papers.

Luciano Leonel Mendes

Luciano received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Inatel, Brazil, in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and the Doctor degree from Unicamp, Brazil, in 2007, all in electrical engineering. Since 2001, he has been a Professor with Inatel, where he has acted as the Technical Manager of the Hardware Development Laboratory from 2006 to 2012. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Technical University of Dresden in the Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, where he has developed his postdoctoral. In 2017, he was elected Research Coordinator of the 5G Brazil Project, an association involving industries, telecom operators, and academia which aims for funding and build an ecosystem toward 5G, improving the discussions about the Brazilian needs for this network and how Brazil can contribute with the international standardization.

Published
31-12-2020
How to Cite
Marengo, G., Lima, E., Leite, G. E., Sodré Junior, A., & Mendes, L. (2020). Propagation models for 5G signals in the 60 GHz band. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 35(1), 357-369. https://doi.org/10.14209/jcis.2020.36
Section
Tutorial Papers

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