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


CitationResearch AreasDate

T. Liansheng, T. S. Rappaport, et al. “Stability and throughput of FAST TCP traffic in bidirectional connections.” Resource Allocation and Performance Optimization in Communication Networks and the Internet. Vol. 21. No. 4. Fort Monmouth, NJ: Springer, 2018. 1-20.

MmWave cellular system design, mmwave rappaportDecember 1, 2018

I. K. Jain, R. Kumar, S. Panwar, “Driven by Capacity or Blockage? A Millimeter Wave Blockage Analysis,” IEEE ITC30, Sep. 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mobile edgeSeptember 1, 2018

I. K. Jain, R. Kumar, S. Panwar, “Limited by Capacity or Blockage? A Millimeter Wave Blockage Analysis,” e-print in arXiv.org:1808.01228, Aug. 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, terahertzAugust 1, 2018

I. K. Jain, R. Kumar, S. Panwar, “Can Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems provide High Reliability and Low Latency? An analysis of the impact of Mobile Blockers,” e-print in arXiv.org:1807.04388, Jul. 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mobile edgeJuly 1, 2018

S. Sun, T.S. Rappaport, M. Shafi, P. Tang, J. Zhang, P. J. Smith, “Propagation Models and Performance Evaluation for 5G Millimeter-Wave Bands,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, June 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, quantum devices, terahertzJune 1, 2018

E. Erkip, S. Panwar, S. Shahsavari, F. Fund, “Capturing Capacity and Profit Gains with Base Station Sharing in mmWave Cellular Networks” e-print in arXiv.org:1804.0985, Apr. 2018.

machine learning, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel ModelingApril 1, 2018

M. Mezzavilla, M. Zhang, M. Polese, R. Ford, S. Dutta, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “End-to-End Simulation of 5G mmWave Networks,” in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. Apr. 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, Prototyping and simulation software, testbedsApril 1, 2018

T.S. Rappaport, S. M. Perera, V. Ariyarathna, N. Udayanga, A. Madanayake, G. Wu, L. Belostotski, Y. Wang, S. Mandal, R.J. Cintra, “Wideband N-Beam Arrays using Low-Complexity Algorithms and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits,” in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. Apr. 2018.

5G Channel Models, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, terahertzApril 1, 2018

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 Sharing, terahertzJuly 3, 2017

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 2017.

mobile edge, Spectrum SharingJune 27, 2017

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 Sharing, terahertzJune 1, 2017

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, ns3, terahertzJune 1, 2017

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 MAC, mobile edgeMarch 3, 2017

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, ns3, terahertzJanuary 4, 2017

M. Giordani, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “Uplink-Based Framework for Control Plane Applications in 5G mmWave Cellular Networks,” submitted to IEEETransaction on Wireless Communications.

MmWave cellular system design, multi connectivity handoverOctober 16, 2016

M. Rebato, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “The Potential of Resource Sharing in 5G Millimeter-Wave Bands”, IEEE Communications Magazine.

Spectrum SharingAugust 25, 2016

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 MAC, mmwave rappaportNovember 11, 2015

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 MACJuly 14, 2015

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 DesignJune 18, 2015

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 CommJune 13, 2014

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 CommMarch 1, 2014

T.S. Rappaport, “The Wireless Revolution,” IEEE Communications Magazine, 29 (11), November 1991, pp. 52-71.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaportNovember 1, 1991

Conference Papers


CitationResearch AreasDate

S. Ju, T. S. Rappaport, “Millimeter-wave Extended NYUSIM Channel Model for Spatial Consistency,” in IEEE 2018 Global Communications Conference, Dec. 2018, pp.1-6.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, terahertzDecember 1, 2018

Y. Xing, T. S. Rappaport, “Propagation Measurement System and Approach at 140 GHz–Moving to 6G and Above 100 GHz,” in IEEE 2018 Global Communications Conference, Dec. 2018, pp.1-6.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, terahertzDecember 1, 2018

Y. Xing, O. Kanhere, S. Ju, T. S. Rappaport, G. R. MacCartney Jr., “Verification and calibration of antenna cross-polarization discrimination and penetration loss for millimeter wave communications,” 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall), Chicago, USA, Aug. 2018, pp. 1-6.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, terahertzAugust 1, 2018

S. Sun, T. S. Rappaport, M. Shaft, “Hybrid beamforming for 5G millimeter-wave multi-cell networks,” IEEE INFOCOM 2018 – IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), Honolulu, HI, 2018, pp. 589-596.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, terahertzAugust 1, 2018

C. Sleizak, M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, “Understanding End-to-End Effects of Channel Dynamics in Millimeter Wave Cellular”, IEEE SPAWC 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, testbedsMay 1, 2018

T. S. Rappaport, “5G Millimeter Wave Wireless: Trials, Testimonies, and Target Rollouts,” IEEE Infocom Keynote Presentation, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 16, 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, testbedsApril 16, 2018

C. Herranz, M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, J. F. Montserrat, “A 3GPP NR Compliant Beam Management Framework to Simulate End-to-End mmWave Networks”, ACM MSWiM 2018.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, terahertzJanuary 1, 2018

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 rappaport, terahertzDecember 10, 2017

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 rappaport, terahertzDecember 7, 2017

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 design, terahertzJune 1, 2017

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 Tracking, terahertzMay 23, 2017

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.

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 Tracking, terahertzMay 1, 2017

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.

5G Channel Models, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave MAC, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, testbedsMay 1, 2017

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.

100 GHz, 5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, terahertzMay 1, 2017

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.

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 Tracking, terahertzMay 1, 2017

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.

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 Tracking, terahertzMay 1, 2017

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.

mobile edge, multi connectivity handoverApril 4, 2017

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 mmWave.

mobile edge, multi connectivity handoverApril 4, 2017

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 Sharing, terahertzFebruary 22, 2017

M. Polese, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “Mobility Management for TCP on mmWave Networks”, mmNets 2017.

MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mobile edgeJanuary 13, 2017

M. Polese, M. Zhang, M. Mezzavilla, J. Zhu, S. Rangan, S. Panwar, M. Zorzi, “A Split TCP Proxy Architecture for 5G mmWave Cellular Systems”, Asilomar 2017.

MmWave cellular system design, mobile edgeJanuary 13, 2017

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 ModelingDecember 23, 2016

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 softwareOctober 6, 2016

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 SharingOctober 3, 2016

R. Ford, F. Gómez-Cuba, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, “Dynamic Time-domain Duplexing for Self-backhauled Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks”, IEEE ICC BackNets, 2015.

mmWave MACAugust 25, 2016

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 SharingAugust 22, 2016

M. Mezzavilla, S. Goyal, S. Panwar, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, “An MDP Model for Optimal HO Decisions in mmWave Cellular Networks”, EuCNC ’16.

mmWave MACJune 30, 2016

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, ns3June 30, 2016

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 DesignJune 22, 2016

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 SharingJune 22, 2016

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 SharingMay 20, 2016

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 MACMay 20, 2016

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 MACMarch 18, 2016

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, ns3February 23, 2016

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, USA

High-speed, networking, Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave MACFebruary 23, 2016

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 Models, mmwave rappaportFebruary 22, 2016

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 MAC, mmwave rappaportNovember 1, 2015

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, schedulingJune 8, 2015

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 CommNovember 2, 2014

F. Gomez-Cuba, S. Rangan, E. Erkip, “Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Information Theory (ISIT),” Hawaii, July 2014.

mmWave MAC, Wireless CommJuly 28, 2014

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 DesignJune 22, 2014

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 CommMay 4, 2013

Selected Talks


CitationResearch AreasDate

S. Rangan, “Millimeter Wave Wireless Networks: Potentials and Challenges”, Rutgers ECE Colloquium, March 2015.

mmWave MACMarch 11, 2015