60 Ghz Channel Models: From Theory to Practice (and Back Again)

Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis


Analysis: 5
Implementation: 7
Literature Research: 5


The channel characteristics of millimeter-wave communication systems at 60 GHz differ those in lower frequency bands and require a fundamental rethinking of network design. To investigate such aspects of network performance, we developed a raytracing based simulation framework to predict the signal quality in arbitrary environments. However, the internals in the simulation are based on theoretical considerations and models. So far, simulation results have not been compared to realistic measurements. 



In this thesis, your task is to extend our simulation framework [1] in MATLAB and/or Python and compare results with realistic measurements performed with common IEEE 802.11ad router hardware. We expect that impairments due to cheap antenna and RF circuit design lead to divergences from simulation. Can you adapt the simulation to provide more realistic outcomes?

[1] mmTrace: ray-tracing based millimeter-wave propagation simulation


Research Areas: Sichere Mobile Netze



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Hollick

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Department of Computer Science
Secure Mobile Networking Lab 

Mornewegstr. 32 (S4/14)
64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Phone: +49 6151 16-25472
Fax: +49 6151 16-25471


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