Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp 2833–2842 | Cite as

Second-Order Statistics Channel Model for 5G Millimeter-Wave Mobile Communications

  • Basim Mohammed Eldowek
  • Saied M. Abd El-attyEmail author
  • El-Sayed M. El-Rabaie
  • Fathi E. Abd El-Samie
Research Article - Electrical Engineering


Millimeter waves (mmWs) are considered as one of the most promising technologies for future 5G networks. The current study presents a three-dimensional (3D) geometry-based channel model for a fixed-to-mobile non-isotropic Ricean mmW scattering environment. According to this 3D reference model, the mmW complex faded envelope impulse response has been derived. This impulse response has been employed in estimating the second-order statistics of the mmW channel model. These statistics comprise both the 3D faded envelope level crossing rate (LCR) and the average fade duration (AFD). As a consequence, these statistics may contribute to the 5G network planning and engineering, especially for studying the phenomenon of fading with time, the 5G system characteristics, the handoff scenarios, and the relationship between the mobile user velocity and the fading rate. Furthermore, this study also provides a stochastic sum-of-sinusoids mmW channel simulator for comparison with analytical results. Numerical results validated the proposed analytical model and revealed the effect of channel parameters on both LCR and AFD in the mmW bands.


Millimeter wave bands 3D statistical channel model, Multipath fading Second-order statistics 5G mobile communications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Faculty of Electronic EngineeringMenoufia UniversityMenoufEgypt

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