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


CitationResearch AreasDate

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.

Prototyping and simulation software, terahertz, 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 rappaport, terahertzApril 1, 2018

M.K. Samimi, T.S. Rappaport, “3-D Millimeter-Wave Statistical Channel Model for 5G Wireless System Design,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 2207-2225, July 2016.

5G Channel Models, mmwave rappaportJune 28, 2016

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 rappaport, terahertzMay 16, 2016

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,” IEEE Access, vol. 3, pp. 2388-2424, Dec. 2015.

100 GHz, 5G Channel Models, mmwave rappaportOctober 5, 2015

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 rappaportAugust 6, 2015

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,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol.63, no.9, pp. 3029-3056, Sept. 2015.

5G Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, terahertzMay 18, 2015

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 rappaportMay 10, 2013

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.

5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, mmWave Channel Models, 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.

5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, mmwave, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, terahertzDecember 1, 2018

O. Kanhere, T. S. Rappaport, “Position locationing for millimeter wave systems,” in IEEE 2018 Global Communications Conference, Dec.2018, pp. 1–6.

5g and 6g apps, 5G Channel Models, Channel Sounder, Localization, mmwave, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, Ray Tracing, terahertzDecember 1, 2018

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 rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, 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.

mmwave rappaport, Prototyping and simulation software, terahertzMay 1, 2017

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 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, testbedsOctober 3, 2016

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.

Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, terahertzAugust 18, 2016

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, USA

5G Channel Models, High-speed, networking, mmwave, ns3, terahertzJune 15, 2016

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 rappaport, terahertzMay 18, 2016

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 rappaport, terahertzFebruary 24, 2016

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 ModelsFebruary 23, 2016

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 Models, mmwave rappaportFebruary 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 Channel Models, mmwave rappaport, terahertz, testbedsFebruary 22, 2016

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 2016.

Millimeter Wave 5G Prototype, mmWave Channel Models, mmwave rappaportFebruary 22, 2016

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 PrototypeFebruary 15, 2016

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 Models, mmwave rappaportJanuary 28, 2016

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 ModelsNovember 21, 2015

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 PrototypeAugust 18, 2015

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, ns3June 29, 2015

M. K. Samimi, T. S. Rappaport, “3-D Statistical Channel Model for Millimeter-Wave Outdoor Mobile Broadband Communications,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 8-12 June, 2015.

5G Channel Models, mmWave Channel Models, Wireless CommJune 8, 2015

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 rappaport, terahertzJune 8, 2015

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 CommMay 13, 2015

M. K. Samimi, T. S. Rappaport, “Ultra-Wideband Statistical Channel Model for Non Line of Sight Millimeter-Wave Urban Channels”, IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibitions & Industry Forum (GLOBECOM), 8-12 December 2014.

5G Channel Models, Broadband Communications, mmwave rappaport, terahertzDecember 8, 2014

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 CommJune 1, 2014

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 rappaport, terahertzJune 2, 2013

R. Ford, “A Software Testbed for Simulation of Cellular Wireless Networks,” MSEE Thesis, 2012.

Millimeter Wave 5G PrototypeJanuary 18, 2012

Software