The impact of atmospheric pressure on the performance of 60GHz point to point links within 5G networks

Linge, N ORCID:, Odum, R, Hill, S, von Hünerbein, S ORCID:, Linnebank, P, Sutton, A and Townend, D 2018, The impact of atmospheric pressure on the performance of 60GHz point to point links within 5G networks , in: Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference 2018 (LAPC2018), 12-13 Nov 2018, Loughborough, UK.

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There is growing interest in the use of millimetre-wave spectrum as a potential candidate for the provision of high capacity, short range, back-haul solutions within future 5G ultra-dense network infrastructures. However, it is recognised that these frequencies are highly susceptible to atmospheric conditions and therefore a more detailed understanding of such behaviour is required. This paper presents measurements obtained from a long-term trial of a 60GHz point-to-point link that is under test at the University of Salford, UK. Results obtained confirm a direct correlation between path loss and the impact of both atmospheric gases and rain but also highlight a discrepancy. Further analysis has revealed that changes in atmospheric pressure also appear to be having a detrimental effect on link performance. This in turn may be linked to complex changes in the spectral lines of Oxygen molecules as a function of pressure. Sample data from the trial is presented as evidence of the potential impact of changes in atmospheric pressure at 60GHz.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings ISBN: 978-1-78561-969-4
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference 2018 (LAPC2018)
Publisher: IET Digital Library
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Depositing User: Dr Sabine von Hünerbein
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 14:32
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 00:49

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