1st Edition

Millimeter Wave Communications in 5G and Towards 6G

    272 Pages 56 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explores different facets of millimeter wave systems, which form a central part of 5G systems. It explains how these systems serve as a foundational building block of 5G-Advanced/6G as these systems evolve.

    Millimeter Wave Communications in 5G and Towards 6G focuses on millimeter wave channel modeling, radio frequency (RF) and antenna level constraints imposed on beamforming, beamforming design for link level incorporating the RF/antenna constraints and the channel structure, as well as system level deployment considerations. With significant academic and industrial experience, the authors are well-equipped in explaining how the millimeter wave research developed, the fundamental principles/math beneath the technology, and in explaining precisely the “Why?” behind the “What?” that make the 5G-NR specifications. The authors examine point-to-point systems at a single link level and show how the traditional sub-6 GHz-based beamforming procedures simplify to a simplistic signal processing approach of directional beam scanning. This book examines the foundational background that led to specific choices in the millimeter wave part of the 5G-NR spec as well as chart out the roadmap in terms of future research and development activities in this arena. The book ends by providing a scope of future research in this area.

    This book is geared towards both introductory as well as advanced researchers in both industry and academia working in the areas of 5G, 5G-Advanced and 6G communications. It would also be useful for senior undergraduate and graduate students in universities focusing on wireless communications topics.                                                                                                                           



    Chapter 1- Introduction

    Chapter 2- mmWave Channel Modeling

    Chapter 3- Antenna and RF constraints in mmWave systems

    Chapter 4- Design at the Link Level and Performance

    Chapter 5- System Level Tradeoffs and Deployment Aspects

    Chapter 6- 6G Evolution


    Vasanthan Raghavan is a Principal Engineer at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., working on 5G-NR aspects related to beamforming, antenna module design and system design tradeoffs. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He has been at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., since 2013.

    Junyi Li is a Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He was a co-founder of Flarion Technologies, a startup acquired by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Prior to that, he was with Bell-Labs Research in Lucent Technologies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

    Ozge H. Koymen is a Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where he has been since 2006. He has led the 5G/6G millimeter wave program within Qualcomm R&D since early 2015, from early conceptual evaluation to commercial deployment. He received the B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1996 and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997 and 2003, respectively. 

    Ashwin Sampath is a Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., leading millimeter wave deployment-planning related research topics. He has over 25 years of industry experience in wireless technology research, standardization, and product development. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

    Tao Luo is a Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., where he works on 5G advanced/6G system design and analysis, standardization, and prototyping. He has been with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., since 2004. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toronto in 2001.