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Path loss model based on cluster at 28 GHz in the indoor and outdoor environments

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This paper presents 28 GHz path loss model based on cluster obtained from channel measurement campaigns with rotating platforms and directional antennas in the indoor and outdoor environments. The transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) both sweep a large range of angles in the azimuth and elevation plane on account of covering main propagation paths and measuring burden. As the sequence number of cluster increases, the path loss exponents (PLEs) increase while shadow factors also have a growing tendency. The PLE of all-clusters is the least because of multi propagation paths, and the LOS PLEs of corridor scenario are less compared with that of office scenario because of corridor’s long and narrow structure. This improved model not only considers cluster characteristics, but also unites directional and omnidirectional models into the same framework, which to some extent improves the 5G mmWave channel model.

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This paper was supported by National Basic Research Program of China (973) (Grant No. 2012CB316002), National High-tech R&D Program of China (863) (Grant No. 2015AA01A701), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61201192), Science Foundation for Creative Research Group of NSFC (Grant No. 61321061), National S&T Major Project (Grant No. 2017ZX03001011), MOST “Hongkong, Macau and Taiwan” Science Collaboration Project (Grant No. 2014AA01A707), Tsinghua-Qualcomm Joint Project.

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Zhou, L., Xiao, L., Yang, Z. et al. Path loss model based on cluster at 28 GHz in the indoor and outdoor environments. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 60, 080302 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-017-9127-6

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  • mmWave channel measurement
  • office and corridor
  • rotating platform
  • multipath components
  • path loss model based on cluster