Hybrid Beamformers Design for MIMO Relay Networks in Millimeter Wave

Hatem Abbas, Khairi Hamdi
2017 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)  
One of the challenges for the wireless networks is meeting the high demand for cellular data. One approach is to utilize the wide bandwidth provided by the millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies. In this work, we propose using multiple relays to link two points in the outdoor mmWave environments. We use hybrid (analog and digital) beamformers in the Amplify-and-Forward (AF) half duplex relays to overcome the propagation losses usually arise in such environments. The design is based on the the
more » ... ly known Orthogonal Match Pursuit (OMP) algorithm. Results show significant performance improvement for multiple relay links as compared to links with single relay. The results also discuss the influence of the array size and the number of RF chains on the overall performance.
doi:10.1109/wcnc.2017.7925884 dblp:conf/wcnc/AbbasH17a fatcat:rasc73wtofevnmclimlmxhx3gq