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Millimeter-wave communication achieves multi-Gbps data rates via highly directional beamforming to overcome pathloss and provide the desired SNR. Unfortunately, establishing communication with sufficiently narrow beamwidth to obtain the necessary link budget is a high overhead procedure in which the search space scales with device mobility and the product(More)
The performance of current consumer-grade devices for 60 GHz wireless networks is limited. While such networks promise both high data rates and uncomplicated spatial reuse, we find that commercially available devices based on the WiHD and WiGig standards may suffer from their cost-effective design. Very similar mechanisms are used in upcoming devices based(More)
Interference alignment (IA) is often considered in the spatial domain in combination with MIMO systems. In contrast, aligning interference in the frequency domain among multiple subcarriers can also benefit single-antenna OFDM-based access networks. It allows for flexible operation on a per-subcarrier basis. We investigate the gains achievable by frequency(More)
OFDM based wireless communication systems split the available frequency band into so-called sub-carriers, and data is transmitted on each of these sub-carriers in parallel. With frequency selective fading, sub-carriers may experience different channel qualities. Thus, choosing a different modulation and coding scheme (MCS) per sub-carrier improves(More)
— With the ratification of the IEEE 802.11ad amendment to the 802.11 standard in December 2012, a major step has been taken to bring consumer wireless communication to the millimeter wave (mm-Wave) band. However, multi-Gbps throughput and small interference footprint come at the price of adverse signal propagation characteristics and require a fundamental(More)
—In wired or wireless distribution systems, as well as wireless mesh networks, multiple senders often need to deliver data to multiple receivers in the same interference domain. OFDMA enables interference avoidance by assigning disjoint sets of subcarriers to each sender. However, optimal subcarrier allocation requires CSI feedback to the transmitters, thus(More)
In this paper, we discuss the suitability of error vector magnitude (EVM) and received signal strength indicator (RSSI) as wireless quality metrics. We evaluate these metrics in a software defined radio testbed and provide detailed measurement results for frequency selective fading channels. We show that EVM is well suited as a packet loss estimator and(More)
Coherent evolution governs the behaviour of all quantum systems, but in nature it is often subjected to influence of a classical environment. For analysing quantum transport phenomena quantum walks emerge as suitable model systems. In particular, quantum walks on percolation structures constitute an attractive platform for studying open system dynamics of(More)