Project Description

Exploring the 60 GHz Spectral Frontier for Multi-Gigabit Wireless Networks

The exponential growth of wireless data traffic causes spectrum depletion and significantly stresses the capacity of existing and future wireless networks. The massive unlicensed bandwidth in the 60 GHz band provides great potential to meet the surging wireless data demand. The goal of this project is to gain a deep understanding of the 60 GHz propagation and channel characteristics, and to develop effective 60 GHz network protocols.

September 1, 2013 ~ August 31, 2017

NYU article, Communications of the ACM news

FCC NOI to Examine Use of Bands above 24 GHz for Mobile Broadband, GN Docket No. 14-177, Oct. 17, 2014

Project Team

Related Publications

  • Yu Wang*, Shiwen Mao, and Theodore S. Rappaport, “On directional neighbor discovery in mmWave networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICDCS 2017, Atlanta, GA, June 2017.

  • Zhifeng He* and Shiwen Mao, “Optimal resource allocation for multi-user video streaming over mmWave networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICDCS 2017, Atlanta, GA, June 2017.

  • In-Keun Son* and Shiwen Mao, “A survey of free space optical networks,” Elsevier Digital Communications and Networks, vol.3, no.2, pp.67-77, Apr. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcan.2016.11.002.

  • Min Chen, Jun Yang, Yixue Hao, Shiwen Mao, and Kai Hwang, “A 5G cognitive system for healthcare,” MDPI Big Data and Cognitive Computing Journal, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-15, Mar. 2017. DOI: 10.3390/bdcc1010002

  • Yi Xu* and Shiwen Mao, “User association in massive MIMO HetNets,” IEEE Systems Journal, Special Issue on 5G Wireless Systems with Massive MIMO, vol.11, no.1, pp.7-19, Mar. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2015.2475702.

  • Mingjie Feng* and Shiwen Mao, “Interference management in massive MIMO HetNets: A nested array approach,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Washington DC, Dec. 2016, pp.1-6.

  • Zhifeng He*, Shiwen Mao, Sastry Kompella, and Ananthram Swami, “Link scheduling and channel assignment with a graph spectral clustering approach,” in Proc. IEEE MILCOM 2016, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2016, pp.73-78.

  • Mingjie Feng* and Shiwen Mao, “Harvest the potential of massive MIMO with multi-layer technologies,” IEEE Network, vol.30, no.5, pp.40-45, Sept./Oct. 2016. DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2016.7579025.

  • Yuan Xue, Pan Zhou, Tao Jiang, Shiwen Mao, and Xiaolei Huang, “Distributed learning for multi-channel selection in wireless network monitoring,” in Proc. IEEE SECON 2016, London, UK, June 2016, pp.1-9.

  • Mingjie Feng*, Shiwen Mao, and Tao Jiang, “BOOST: Base station on-off switching strategy for energy efficient massive MIMO HetNets,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2016, pp.1395-1403.

  • Zhifeng He* and Shiwen Mao, “A decomposition principle for link and relay selection in dual-hop 60 GHz networks,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2016, pp.1683-1691.

  • Zhifeng He*, Shiwen Mao, Sastry Kompella, and Ananthram Swami, “Minimum time length scheduling under blockage and interference in multi-hop mmWave networks,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2015, pp.1-7.

  • Hui Zhou*, Shiwen Mao, and Prathima Agrawal, “Optical power allocation for adaptive transmissions in wavelength-division multiplexing free space optical networks,” Elsevier Digital Communications and Networks Journal, vol.1, no.3, pp.171-180, Aug. 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcan.2015.09.001.

  • Zhifeng He*, Shiwen Mao, and Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, “On link scheduling under blockage and interference in 60 GHz ad hoc networks,” IEEE Access Journal, Special Section on Ultra Dense Cellular Networks, vol.3, pp.1437-1449, Sept. 2015. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2015.2470563.

  • In-Keun Son*, Shiwen Mao, Yihan Li, Min Chen, Michelle X. Gong, and Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, “Frame-based medium access control for 5G wireless networks,” Springer MONET Journal, Special Issue on Networking in 5G Mobile Communications Systems: Key Technologies and Challenges, vol.20, no.6, pp.763-772, Dec. 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s11036-014-0565-0.

  • Zhifeng He*, Shiwen Mao, and Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, “Minimum time length link scheduling under blockage and interference in 60GHz networks,” in Proc. IEEE WCNC 2015, New Orlean, LA, Mar. 2015, pp.837--842.

  • Yi Xu*, Guosen Yue, and Shiwen Mao, “User grouping and load balancing for FDD massive MIMO systems,” invited paper, E-Letter of IEEE Communications Society Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), Special Issue on Large-Scale MIMO, vol. 9, no. 6, pp.28-31, Nov. 2014.

  • M.X. Gong, E. Perahia, S. Mao, and B. Hart, "Advanced technologies in Gigabit Wireless LANs: An in-depth overview of 802.11ac," book chapter in The Future of Wireless Networks: Architecture, Protocols and Services, C. Wang, H.-H. Chen, and M. Guizani (editors). New York, NY: CRC Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781482220940.

  • S. Mao and T.S. Rappaport, "Millimeter wave wireless networks: A medium access control perspective," book chapter in Wireless Network Performance Enhancement via Directional Antennas: Models, Protocols, and Systems, F. Hu and S. Kumar (editors). New York, NY: CRC Press, 2015.

  • M.X. Gong, B. Hart, and S. Mao, "Advanced wireless LAN technologies: IEEE 802.11ac and beyond," ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), to appear.

  • Z. He and S. Mao, "Adaptive multiple description coding and transmission of uncompressed video over 60GHz networks," ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), vol.18, no.1, pp.14-24, January 2014. DOI: 10.1145/2581555.2581558.

  • Y. Xu, G. Yue, and S. Mao, "User grouping for Massive MIMO in FDD systems: New design methods and analysis," IEEE Access Journal, Special Section on 5G Wireless Technologies: Perspectives of the Next Generation Mobile Communications and Networking, to appear. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2014.2353297.

  • Y. Xu, G. Yue, N. Prasad, S. Rangarajan, and S. Mao, "User grouping and scheduling for large scale MIMO systems with two-stage precoding," in Proc. IEEE ICC 2014, Sydney, Australia, June 2014, pp.5208-5213.

  • Z. He and S. Mao, "Multiple Description Coding for uncompressed video streaming over 60GHz networks," in Proc. First ACM Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband (CRAB 2013), in conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2013, Miami, FL, Oct. 2013.

  • I.-K. Son, S. Mao, M.X. Gong, and Y. Li, "On frame-based scheduling for directional mmWave WPANs," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM 2012, pp.2149-2157, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2012.

  • M.X. Gong, D. Akhmetov, R. Want, and S. Mao, “Multi-user operation in mmWave wireless networks,” in Proc. IEEE ICC 2011, pp.1-6, Kyoto, Japan, June 2011.

  • M.X. Gong, D. Akhmetov, R. Want, and S. Mao, "Directional CSMA/CA protocol with spatial reuse for mmWave wireless networks," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, pp.1-5, Miami, FL, Dec. 2010.

  • M.X. Gong, R.J. Stacey, D. Akhmetov, and S. Mao, "A directional CSMA/CA protocol for mmWave wireless PANs," in Proc. IEEE WCNC 2010, pp.1-6, Sydney, Australia, Apr. 2010. 

We acknowledge the generous support from our sponsor

This work is supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant CNS-1320664. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation.

 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | Auburn University | Auburn, Alabama 36849-5201 | (334) 844-1845 | smao@auburn.edu
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