Fast millimeter wave assisted beam-steering for passive indoor optical wireless networks

Maria Torres Vega, A. M.J. Koonen, Antonio Liotta, Jeroen Famaey

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Abstract

In light of the extreme radio congestion, the time has come to consider the upper parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Optical beam-steered wireless communications offer great potential for future indoor short-range connectivity, due to virtually unlimited available bandwidth and lack of interference. However, such networks require fast automatic beam-steering solutions. In this letter, we propose a novel optical beam-steering approach that exploits coarse grained millimeter wave localization to significantly reduce optical beam-steering time. We formulate it as a search problem that is NP-Hard to solve optimally. Moreover, we present the MMW-OBS heuristic that efficiently solves it in real-time. Results show that MMW-OBS provides total steering times below 1 second using state of the art millimeter wave localization, which is already sufficient to support sporadically mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278 - 281
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017

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Millimeter waves
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Keywords

  • Beam-steering
  • indoor optical beam-steered networks
  • millimeter wave communications
  • RF indoor localization.

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Vega, Maria Torres ; Koonen, A. M.J. ; Liotta, Antonio ; Famaey, Jeroen. / Fast millimeter wave assisted beam-steering for passive indoor optical wireless networks. In: IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 278 - 281 .
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In: IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Vol. 7, No. 2, 08.11.2017, p. 278 - 281 .

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