Millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies, roughly between 30 and 300 GHz, offer a new frontier for cellular wireless systems. The vast available bandwidths in these frequencies combined with large numbers of spatial degrees of freedom offer the potential for orders of magnitude increases in capacity relative to current networks and have thus attracted considerable attention for next generation 5G cellular systems. However, cellular systems will need to be significantly re-designed to fully exploit the potential of the mmWave bands. This project considers MAC and networking-layer design questions for next-generation cellular networks in these frequencies.

Current Projects


Journal Articles


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G. R. MacCartney, Jr. and T. S. Rappaport, “Rural Macrocell Path Loss Models for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications,” in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 1663-1677, July 2017.100 GHz, Dynamic Channel Models, Macro-diversity, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, mmWave MAC, mmwave rappaport, multi connectivity handover, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking, Spectrum Sharing2017/07/03
M. Polese; M. Giordani; M. Mezzavilla; S. Rangan; M. Zorzi, "Improved Handover Through Dual Connectivity in 5G mmWave Mobile Networks," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1, June 2017Spectrum Sharing2017/06/27
M. Rebato, F. Boccardi, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan and M. Zorzi, "Hybrid Spectrum Sharing in mmWave Cellular Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 155-168, June 2017.Spectrum Sharing2017/06/01
G. R. MacCartney, Jr. and T. S. Rappaport, “A Flexible Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounder with Absolute Timing,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1402-1418, June 2017.5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmWave MAC, mmwave rappaport, ns32017/06/01
R. Ford, M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, S. Dutta, S. Rangan and M. Zorzi, "Achieving Ultra-Low Latency in 5G Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 196-203, March 2017.Distributed Core, high speed mmwave mac, mmWave MAC2017/03/03
S. Dutta, M. Mezzavilla, R. Ford, M. Zhang, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, "Frame Structure Design and Analysis for Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 16.3 (2017): 1508-1522.high speed mmwave mac, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave MAC, ns32017/01/04
M. Rebato, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “The Potential of Resource Sharing in 5G Millimeter-Wave Bands”, under review for IEEE Communications Magazine.Spectrum Sharing2016/08/25
C. Nicolas Barati, S. Amir Hosseini, Marco Mezzavilla, Parisa Amiri-Eliasi, Sundeep Rangan, Thanasis Korakis, Shivendra S. Panwar, Michele Zorzi, "Directional initial access for millimeter wave cellular systems," 2015 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, 2015, pp. 307-311.Cellular networks, mmWave MAC2015/11/11
H. Shokri-Ghadikolaei, C. Fischione, G. Fodor, P. Popovski, M. Zorzi, “Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks: A MAC Layer Perspective,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 3437-3458, Oct. 2015.mmWave MAC2015/07/14
J. García-Rois, F. Gómez-Cuba, F. J. González-Castaño, J. C. Burguillo-Rial, M. R. Akdeniz, S. Rangan, “On the Analysis of Scheduling in Dynamic Duplex Multi-Hop mmWave Cellular Systems,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol. 99, June 2015.mmWave MAC, Network Design2015/06/18
M.R. Akdeniz, Y. Liu, S. Sun, S. Rangan, T.S. Rappaport, E. Erkip “Millimeter Wave Channel Modeling and Cellular Capacity Evaluation” IEEE J. Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 1164–1179, June 2014.mmWave Channel Models, mmWave MAC, mmwave rappaport, Wireless Comm2014/06/13
S. Rangan, T. S. Rappaport, E. Erkip, “Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks: Potentials and Challenges,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 366-385, March 2014.mmWave MAC, Wireless Comm2014/03/01

Conference Papers


CitationResearch AreasDate
​G. R. MacCartney, Jr., T. S. Rappaport and A. Ghosh, “Base Station Diversity Propagation Measurements at 73 GHz Millimeter-Wave for 5G Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) Analysis,” 2017 IEEE Globecom Workshops, Singapore, Dec. 2017, pp. 1-7. MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport2017/12/10
G. R. MacCartney, Jr., T. S. Rappaport, and Sundeep Rangan, “Rapid Fading Due to Human Blockage in Pedestrian Crowds at 5G Millimeter-Wave Frequencies,” 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Singapore, Dec. 2017. 5G Channel Models, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport2017/12/07
S. Goyal, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, S. Panwar and M. Zorzi, "User Association in 5G mmWave Networks," 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, CA, 2017, pp. 1-6. MmWave cellular system design2017/06/01
S. Sun and T. S. Rappaport, "Millimeter Wave MIMO Channel Estimation Based on Adaptive Compressed Sensing,” 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshop (ICCW), May 2017. 5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MIMO, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking2017/05/23
G. R. MacCartney, Jr. and T. S. Rappaport, “A Flexible Wideband Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounder with Local Area and NLOS to LOS Transition Measurements,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, May 2017, pp. 1-7.
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100 GHz, 5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, Dynamic Channel Models, Macro-diversity, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking2017/05/01
S. Sun, G. R. MacCartney Jr., and T. S. Rappaport, "A Novel Millimeter-Wave Channel Simulator and Applications for 5G Wireless Communications," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2017.
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5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave MAC, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software2017/05/01
S. Sun, H. Yan, G. R. MacCartney Jr., and T. S. Rappaport, "Millimeter Wave Small-Scale Spatial Statistics in an Urban Microcell Scenario," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), May 2017.
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100 GHz, 5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software2017/05/01
J. Ryan, G. R. MacCartney, Jr., and T. S. Rappaport, “Indoor Office Wideband Penetration Loss Measurements at 73 GHz,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshop (ICCW), Paris, France, May 2017, pp. 1-6.
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5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking2017/05/01
G. R. MacCartney, Jr. and T. S. Rappaport, “Study on 3GPP Rural Macrocell Path Loss Models for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, May 2017, pp. 1-7.
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5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, mmWave MAC, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking2017/05/01
M. Polese, R. Jana, M. Zorzi, "TCP in 5G mmWave Networks: Link Level Retransmissions and MP-TCP", to be presented at 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), Atlanta, USA, May 2017.multi connectivity handover2017/04/04
M. Polese, M. Giordani, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, "Improved Handover Through Dual Connectivity in 5G mmWave Mobile Networks", submitted to 2017 IEEE JSAC Special Issue on mmWavemulti connectivity handover2017/04/04
F. Fund, S. Shahsavari, S. S. Panwar, E. Erkip, S. Rangan, "Resource Sharing Among mmWave Cellular Service Providers in a Vertically Differentiated Duopoly," France, 2017, pp. 1-7.Spectrum Sharing2017/02/22
C. N. Barati, S. A. Hosseini, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, T. Korakis, S. S. Panwar, M. Zorzi, "Initial Access in Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 7926-7940, Dec. 2016. initial access, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling2016/12/23
G. R. MacCartney, S. Sun, and T. S. Rappaport, Y. Xing, H. Yan, J. Koka, R. Wang, and D. Yu, "Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications: New Results for Rural Connectivity," All Things Cellular'16: 5th Workshop on All Things Cellular Proceedings, in conjunction with ACM MobiCom, Oct. 7, 2016.5G Channel Models, MmWave cellular system design, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software2016/10/06
F. Fund, S. Shahsavari, S. Panwar, E. Erkip, S. Rangan, "Do open resources encourage entry into the millimeter wave cellular service market?" Proc. IEEE Sarno Symposium, Newark, NJ, 2016, pp. 1-2.5G Channel Models, Cellular networks, mmwave, Spectrum Sharing2016/10/03
R. Ford, F. Gómez-Cuba, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, “Dynamic Time-domain Duplexing for Self-backhauled Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks”, IEEE ICC BackNets, to appear 2015.mmWave MAC2016/08/25
M. Rebato, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, "Resource Sharing in 5G mmWave Cellular Networks", 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), San Francisco, CA, 2016, pp. 271-276.Spectrum Sharing2016/08/22
M. Mezzavilla, S. Goyal, S. Panwar, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “An MDP Model for Optimal HO Decisions in mmWave Cellular Networks”, EuCNC ’16.mmWave MAC2016/06/30
S. Dutta, M. Mezzavilla, R. Ford, M. Zhang, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, "MAC Layer Frame Design for Millimeter Wave Cellular System", Proc. IEEE European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Athens, 2016, pp. 117-121.high speed mmwave mac, mmWave MAC, ns32016/06/30
M. Giordani, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan and M. Zorzi, "Multi-connectivity in 5G mmWave cellular networks," 2016 Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain, 2016, pp. 1-7.Cellular networks, mmWave MAC, Network Design2016/06/22
M. Rebato, F. Boccardi, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan and M. Zorzi, "Hybrid spectrum access for mmWave networks," 2016 Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain, 2016, pp. 1-7.Cellular networks, mmwave, Network Design, Spectrum Sharing2016/06/22
M. Rebato, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, F. Boccardi and M. Zorzi, "Understanding Noise and Interference Regimes in 5G Millimeter-Wave Cellular Networks," Proc. IEEE European Wireless Conference, Oulu, Finland, 2016, pp. 1-5.Spectrum Sharing2016/05/20
M. Giordani, M. Mezzavilla, A. Dhananjay, S. Rangan and M. Zorzi, "Channel Dynamics and SNR Tracking in Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems," Proc. IEEE European Wireless Conference, Oulu, Finland, 2016, pp. 1-8.Dynamic Channel Models, mmWave MAC2016/05/20
M. Giordani, M. Mezzavilla, C. N. Barati, S. Rangan and M. Zorzi, "Comparative analysis of initial access techniques in 5G mmWave cellular networks," 2016 Annual Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS), Princeton, NJ, 2016, pp. 268-273.initial access, mmWave MAC2016/03/18
R. Ford, M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, S. Dutta, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, Achieving Ultra-Low Latency in 5G Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine 55.3 (2017): 196-203.Congestion Control, high speed mmwave mac, High-speed, networking, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave MAC, ns32016/02/23
R. Ford, M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, S. Dutta, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi "A Framework for End-to-End Evaluation of 5G mmWaveCellular Networks in ns-3" Proceedings of the Workshop on ns-3, Pages 85-92, June 15 - 16, 2016, Seattle, WA, USAHigh-speed, networking, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave MAC2016/02/23
M.K. Samimi, T.S. Rappaport, S. Sun, G. R. MacCartney, Jr. “28 GHz Millimeter-Wave Ultrawideband Small-Scale Fading Models in Wireless Channels,” in 2016 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2016-Spring), 15-18 May, 2016.5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Models2016/02/22
C. N. Barati, S. A. Hosseini, M. Mezzavilla, P. Amiri-Eliasi, S. Rangan, T. Korakis, S. S. Panwar, M. Zorzi,“Directional initial access for millimeter wave cellular systems, Proc. IEEE Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, pp. 307-311, November 2015.mmWave MAC2015/11/01
R. Ford, F. Gomez-Cuba, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, "Dynamic Time-domain Duplexing for Self-backhauled Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks"Cellular networks, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave MAC, scheduling2015/06/08
C. Kim, R. Ford, S. Rangan, “Joint interference and user association optimization in cellular wireless networks. “ Proc. IEEE Asilomar Conf. Signals, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov 2014.mmWave MAC, Wireless Comm2014/11/02
F. Gomez-Cuba, S. Rangan, E. Erkip, Hawaii, July 2014.mmWave MAC, Wireless Comm2014/07/28
C. N. Barati, S. A. Hosseini, S. Rangan, P. Liu, T. Korakis, S. S. Panwar, and T. S. Rappaport, “Directional Cell Search for Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems,” Proc. IEEE Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Toronto, Canada, pp. 120-124, June 2014.initial access, Low-Power Fully Digital Transceivers, mmWave MAC, Network Design2014/06/22
R. Ford, C. Kim, S. Rangan, “Opportunistic Third-Party Backhaul for Cellular Wireless Networks” Conf. Rec. Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Paci c Grove, CA, pp. 1594-1600, November 2013.mmWave MAC, Wireless Comm2013/05/04

Selected Talks


CitationResearch AreasDate
S. Rangan, “Millimeter Wave Wireless Networks: Potentials and Challenges”, Rutgers ECE Colloquium, March 2015.mmWave MAC2015/03/11