Performance Study of Multipath Effect in 5G Millimeter-Wave Channel


Chung, Gwo Chin and Sivakumar, Pravin Kumar and Tiang, Jun Jiat and Pang, Wai Leong and Lee, Chu Liang (2023) Performance Study of Multipath Effect in 5G Millimeter-Wave Channel. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJASEIT), 13 (6). pp. 2128-2135. ISSN 2088-5334

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5G has been essentially a buzzword for several years, but according to the experts, from 2022 onward, there will be an inflection point between network maturity and the availability of 5G. To make 5G a reality, we must minimize all propagation losses. One of the possible factors that reduces the performance of 5G transmission is the multipath effect. In this paper, we investigate the severity of the multipath effect in the 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) channel and mitigate the multipath effect using adaptive equalization based on the least mean square (LMS) algorithm to improve the performance of 5G wireless signal transmission. A mmWave channel simulator, NYUSIM, provides complete data for all resolvable multipaths in a specific channel configuration. An analysis of bit-error-rate (BER) based on the minimum BER (MBER) and minimum mean square error (MMSE) optimization criterion is performed to measure the improved performance of a 5G data channel simulated under line-of-sight (LOS) and non-LOS (NLOS) paths. A good overall performance of BER based on the MBER and MMSE criteria is attained using the LMS equalization method in a micro-urban area at a maximum data rate of 50 Mbps. For both LOS and NLOS conditions, the increase in data rate to 55.56 Mbps and 62.5 Mbps causes a significant decrease in BER performance. In conclusion, the primary factor affecting the BER performance is the data rate, not the frequency or transmitter-to-receiver distance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5G
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2024 06:08
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 06:08


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