Growing interest in mmWave communications has generated significant interest in open-source platforms for experimentation and validation of these systems that can be used by both academic and industrial research groups. However, designing mmWave experimental platforms is extremely challenging. The enormous data rates and requirements for very low latencies require platforms with very high computational power and highly-optimized data flows. Also, since the mmWave systems are in development, considerable customizability and flexibility is required. The goal of this project is to develop open-source platforms that can help researchers bring mmWave concepts to reality.

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Journal Articles


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G. R. MacCartney, Jr. and T. S. Rappaport, “A Flexible Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounder with Absolute Timing,” in 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
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
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
M.K. Samimi, T.S. Rappaport, “3-D Millimeter-Wave Statistical Channel Model for 5G Wireless System Design,” in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 2207-2225, July 2016.5G Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2016/06/28
S. Sun, T.S. Rappaport, T. Thomas, A. Ghosh, H. Nguyen, I. Kovacs, I. Rodriguez, O. Koymen, A. Partyka, “Investigation of prediction accuracy, sensitivity, and parameter stability of large-scale propagation path loss models for 5G wireless communications,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 2843 – 2860, May 2016.5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2016/05/16
G. R. MacCartney Jr., T.S. Rappaport, S. Sun, S. Deng, “Indoor office wideband millimeter-wave propagation measurements and channel models at 28 GHz and 73 GHz for ultra-dense 5G wireless networks (Invited),” IEEE Access, vol. 3, pp. 2388-2424, Dec. 2015.100 GHz, 5G Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2015/10/05
G.R. MacCartney Jr., T.S. Rappaport, M.K. Samimi, S. Sun, “Millimeter-wave omnidirectional path loss data for small cell 5G channel modeling,” IEEE Access, vol. 3, pp. 1573-1580, Sept. 2015.5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2015/08/06
T.S. Rappaport, G.R Maccartney Jr., M.K. Samimi, S. Sun, “Wideband Millimeter-Wave Propagation Measurements and Channel Models for Future Wireless Communication System Design,” in Communications, IEEE Transactions on , vol.63, no.9, pp. 3029-3056, Sept. 2015100 GHz, 5G Channel Models2015/05/18
T. S. Rappaport, G. R. MacCartney Jr., M. K. Samimi, S. Sun, “Wideband millimeter-wave propagation measurements and channel models for future wireless communication system design (Invited Paper),” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 9, pp. 3029–3056, Sept. 2015.100 GHz, Macro-diversity, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2015/05/18
S. Deng, C. J. Slezak, G. R. MacCartney Jr., T. S. Rappaport, “Small wavelengths – big potential: millimeter wave propagation measurements for 5G,” Microwave Journal, vol. 57, no. 11, pp. 4–12, Nov. 2014.Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2014/11/13
T. S. Rappaport, S. Sun, R. Mayzus, H. Zhao, Y. Azar, K. Wang, G. N. Wong, J. K. Schulz, M. Samimi, F. Gutierrez, “Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!IEEE Access, vol.1, pp. 335-349, May 2013.Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2013/05/10

Conference Papers


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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 (GLOBECOM), Singapore, Dec. 2017. 5G Channel Models, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport2017/12/07
M. Zhang, M. Polese, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi "ns-3 Implementation of the 3GPP MIMO Channel Model for Frequency Spectrum above 6 GHz," Workshop on ns-3, June 13 - 14, 2017, Porto, Portugal5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, ns32017/06/07
R. Ford, S. Rangan, E. Mellios, D. Kong and A. Nix, "Markov Channel-Based Performance Analysis for Millimeter Wave Mobile Networks," 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, CA, 2017, pp. 1-6.Dynamic Channel Models, ns32017/06/01
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
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
S. Deng, G. R. MacCartney Jr., T. S. Rappaport, “Indoor and Outdoor 5G Diffraction Measurements and Models at 10, 20, and 26 GHz,” 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington, DC, 2016, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7841898100 GHz, Dynamic Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2016/08/18
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
R. Ford, M. Zhang, S. Dutta M. Mezzavilla, 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, USA5G Channel Models, High-speed, networking, mmwave, mmWave Channel Models, ns32016/06/15
S. Sun et al., “Propagation Path Loss Models for 5G Urban Micro- and Macro-Cellular Scenarios,” Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Nanjing, 2016, pp. 1-6.5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Models2016/05/18
M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, R. Ford, S. Rangan, S. Panwar, E. Mellios, D. Kong, A. Nix, M. Zorzi, "Transport layer performance in 5G mmWave cellular", Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS) 2016 IEEE Conference on, pp. 730-735, 2016.Congestion Control, Dynamic Channel Models, ns32016/04/14
S. Sun, G.R. MacCartney, T.S. Rappaport, “Millimeter-Wave Distance-Dependent Large-Scale Propagation Measurements and Path Loss Models for Outdoor and Indoor 5G Systems,” in the 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016), April 2016.5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2016/02/24
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
T.A. Thomas, et al., “A prediction study of path loss models from 2-73.5 GHz in an urban-macro environment,” in 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (Spring VTC-2016), May 2016.5G Channel Models2016/02/23
S. Sun, et al., “Propagation Path Loss Models for 5G Urban Micro- and Macro-Cellular Scenarios,” in 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2016-Spring), May 2016.5G Channel Models2016/02/23
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
G. R. MacCartney Jr., S. Deng, T. S. Rappaport, “Indoor Office Plan Environment and Layout-Based MmWave Path Loss Models for 28 GHz and 73 GHz,” in the 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference Spring (VTC2016-Spring), May 2016Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2016/02/22
M.K. Samimi, T.S. Rappaport, “Local Multipath Model Parameters for Generating 5G Millimeter-Wave 3GPP-like Channel Impulse Response,” in the 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP’2016), April 2016.5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype2016/02/15
M.K. Samimi, S. Sun, T.S. Rappaport, “MIMO Channel Modeling and Capacity Analysis for 5G Millimeter-Wave Wireless Systems,” in the 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP’2016), April 2016.5G Channel Models2016/01/28
M.K. Samimi, T.S. Rappaport, “Statistical Channel Model with Multi-Frequency and Arbitrary Antenna Beamwidth for Millimeter-Wave Outdoor Communications,” in 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibition & Industry Forum (GLOBECOM) Workshop, Dec. 6-10, 2015.5G Channel Models2015/11/21
R. Gupta, B. Bachmann, A. Kruppe, R. Ford, S. Rangan, N. Kundargi, A. Ekbal, K. Rathi, A. Asadi, V. Mancuso, A. Morelli, “LabVIEW based Software-Defined Physical/MAC Layer Architecture for prototyping dense LTE Networks,” in SDR WInnComm, 2015.Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype2015/08/18
M. Mezzavilla, S. Dutta, M. Zhang, M. R. Akdeniz, S. Rangan, “5G mmWave Module for the ns-3 Network Simulator,” Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems. ACM, 2015.High-speed, networking, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, ns32015/06/29
M. K. Samimi, T. S. Rappaport, "3-D Statistical Channel Model for Millimeter-Wave Outdoor Mobile Broadband Communications," accepted at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 8-12 June, 2015.5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Models, Wireless Comm2015/06/08
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
G. R. MacCartney Jr., et al., "Exploiting directionality for millimeter-wave wireless system improvement," in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 2416-2422, 8-12 June 2015.5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2015/06/08
R. Gupta, B. Bachmann, R. Ford, S. Rangan, N. Kundargi, A. Ekbal, K. Rathi, M.I. Sanchez, A. Oliva, A. Morelli, “ns-3-based real-time emulation of LTE testbed using LabVIEW platform for software defined networking (SDN) in CROWD project. “ Proc. Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3 ’15)., Barcelona, Spain, May 2015.High-speed, networking, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, Wireless Comm2015/05/13
M. K. Samimi, T. S. Rappaport, “Ultra-Wideband Statistical Channel Model for Non Line of Sight Millimeter-Wave Urban Channels", submitted to the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibitions & Industry Forum (GLOBECOM), 8-12 December 2014.5G Channel Models, Broadband Communications, Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport2014/12/08
R. Gupta, T. Vogel, N. Kundargi, A. Ekbal, A. Morelli, V. Mancuso, V. Sciancalepore, R. Ford, S. Rangan, “Demo: LabVIEW based Platform for prototyping dense LTE Networks in CROWD Project," Proc. Eur. Conf. Networking and Comm., Bologna, Italy, June 2014.Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, Wireless Comm2014/06/01
M.K. Samimi, K. Wang, Y. Azar, G.N. Wong, R. Mayzus, H. Zhao, J.K. Schulz, S. Sun, F. Gutierrez, T.S. Rappaport, "28 GHz Angle of Arrival and Angle of Departure Analysis for Outdoor Cellular Communications using Steerable Beam Antennas in New York City " in 2013 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), pp.1-6, 2-5 June 2013.5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking2013/06/02
R. Ford, “A Software Testbed for Simulation of Cellular Wireless Networks,” MSEE Thesis, 2012.Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype2012/01/18

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