Initial Access in Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems

  title={Initial Access in Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems},
  author={C. Nicolas Barati and S. Amir Hosseini and Marco Mezzavilla and Thanasis Korakis and Shivendra S. Panwar and Sundeep Rangan and Michele Zorzi},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
Millimeter wave (mmWave) bands have attracted considerable recent interest for next-generation cellular systems due to the massive available spectrum at these frequencies. However, a key challenge in designing mmWave cellular systems is initial access-the procedure by which a mobile device establishes an initial link-layer connection to a cell. MmWave communication relies on highly directional transmissions and the initial access procedure must thus provide a mechanism by which initial… CONTINUE READING
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