This page is meant to be a semi-exhaustive resource list on mmWave communications, summarizing the main results thus far, and categorizing them into groups based on the general research goal of the papers in each of them. The bibliography is focused on mmWave cellular and outdoor communications, so mmWave indoor communication work is not generally included in this page. To help the interested reader in following mmWave research over time, older articles generally appear first.
Note: Most conference papers with a journal version have been excluded. Therefore some work may have appeared earlier than the date of the publication listed.
Propagation Measurements and Channel Modeling
H. Zhang, S. Venkateswaran, U. Madhow, “Channel modeling and MIMO capacity for outdoor millimeter wave links,” IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), pp.1-6, April 2010
T. Rappaport, Y. Qiao; J. Tamir, J. Murdock, E. Ben-Dor, “Cellular broadband millimeter wave propagation and angle of arrival for adaptive beam steering systems,” IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, pp.151-154, Jan. 2012
J. Murdock, E. Ben-Dor, Y. Qiao; J. Tamir, T. Rappaport, “A 38 GHz cellular outage study for an urban outdoor campus environment,” IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), pp.3085-3090, April 2012
T. Rappaport, S. Sun, R. Mayzus, H. Zhao, Y. Azar, K. Wang, G. Wong, J. Schulz, M. Samimi, F. Gutierrez, “Millimeter wave mobile communications for 5G cellular: It will work!,” IEEE Access, pp.335–349, 2013
T. Rappaport, F. Gutierrez, E. Ben-Dor, J. Murdock, Y. Qiao, J. Tamir, “Broadband millimeter-wave propagation measurements and models using adaptive-beam antennas for outdoor urban cellular communications,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.61, no.4, pp.1850,1859, April 2013
MacCartney, G.R., Zhang, J., Nie, S., and Rappaport, T.S., “Path Loss Models for 5G Millimeter Wave Propagation Channels in Urban Microcells,” in Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Dec. 9-13, 2013.
S. Rangan, T. Rappaport, and E. Erkip, “Millimeter-wave cellular wireless networks: Potentials and challenges,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 366–385, Mar. 2014.
A. I. Sulyman, A. T. Nassar, M. K. Samimi, G. R. MacCartney, T. S. Rappaport, and A. Alsanie, “Radio propagation path loss models for 5G cellular networks in the 28 GHz and 38 GHz millimeter-wave bands,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, pp. 78–86, September 201
S. Sun, T. Rappaport, R. W. Heath, A. Nix, S. Rangan, “MIMO for millimeter-wave wireless communications: beamforming, spatial multiplexing, or both?,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.52, no.12, pp.110,121, December 2014
Coverage and Capacity
Z. Pi; F. Khan, “An introduction to millimeter-wave mobile broadband systems,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.49, no.6, pp.101-107, June 2011
S. Akoum, O. E. Ayach, R. W. Heath Jr., “Coverage and capacity in mmWave cellular systems,” 46th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, pp. 688–692, Nov 2012
M. Akdeniz, Y. Liu, S. Rangan, E. Erkip, “Millimeter Wave Picocellular System Evaluation for Urban Deployments,” ArXiv preprint, arXiv:1304.3963
T. Bai, R. W. Heath Jr., “Coverage analysis in dense millimeter wave cellular networks,” 47th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Nov 2013
T. Bai, R. W. Heath Jr., “Coverage analysis for millimeter wave cellular networks with blockage effects,” IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), Dec. 2013
M. Akdeniz, Y. Liu, S. Sun, S. Rangan, T. Rappaport, E. Erkip, “Millimeter Wave Channel Modeling and Cellular Capacity Evaluation,” ArXiv preprint, arXiv:1312.4921
T. Bai, V. Desai, R. W. Heath Jr., “Millimeter wave cellular channel models for system evaluation,” International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC), Feb. 2014
T. Bai, R. W. Heath Jr., “Coverage and Rate Analysis for Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks,” submitted to IEEE Trans on Wireless Commun., ArXiv preprint, arXiv:1402.6430
Tianyang Bai, Ahmed Alkhateeb, and Rober W. Heath Jr, “Coverage and capacity of millimeter wave cellular networks,” to appear in the IEEE Communications Magazine, September, 2014
S. Singh, M. N. Kulkarni, A. Ghosh, and J. G. Andrews, “Tractable model for rate in self-backhauled millimeter wave cellular networks,” submitted to IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2014.
A. Thornburg, T. Bai, and R. W. Heath Jr. “Performance Analysis of mmWave Ad Hoc Networks.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1412.0765 (2014).
M. Di Renzo, “Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis of Multi-Tier Millimeter Wave Cellular Networks” arXiv preprint arXiv:1410.3577 (2014).
K. Venugopal, M. C. Valenti, and R. W. Heath, Jr., “Interference in finite-sized highly dense millimeter wave networks,” in Proc. Information Theory and Applications (ITA) San Diego, CA, Feb. 2015
Beamforming and Channel Estimation
J. Wang, Z. Lan, C. Pyo, T. Baykas, C. Sum, M. Rahman, J. Gao, R. Funada, F. Kojima, H. Harada, S. Kato, “Beam codebook based beamforming protocol for multi-Gbps millimeter-wave WPAN systems,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 1390–1399, 2009
J. Singh, S. Ponnuru, U. Madhow, “Multi-gigabit communication: the ADC bottleneck,” IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, pp. 22–27, 2009
Y. Tsang, A. Poon, S. Addepalli, “Coding the beams: Improving beamforming training in mmwave communication system,” IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, pages 1–6, Houston, TX, 2011
D. Ramasamy, S. Venkateswaran, U. Madhow, “Compressive adaptation of large steerable arrays,” Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), pp.234-239, Feb. 2012.
O. E. Ayach, R. W. Heath, S. Abu-Surra, S. Rajagopal, Z. Pi, “The capacity optimality of beam steering in large millimeter wave MIMO systems,” IEEE 13th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), pp.100-104, June 2012
O. E. Ayach, S. Rajagopal, S. Abu-Surra, Z. Pi, R. W. Heath Jr, “Spatially sparse precoding in millimeter wave MIMO systems,” ArXiv preprint, arXiv:1305.2460
A. Alkhateeb, O. El Ayach, G. Leus, R. W. Heath Jr, “Hybrid precoding for millimeter wave cellular systems with partial channel knowledge,” Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, CA, Feb. 2013
J. Brady, N. Behdad, A. M. Sayeed, “Beamspace MIMO for Millimeter-Wave Communications: System Architecture, Modeling, Analysis, and Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.61, no.7, pp.3814-3827, July 2013
S. Hur, T. Kim, D. J. Love, J. V. Krogmeier, T. A. Thomas, A. Ghosh, “Millimeter wave beamforming for wireless backhaul and access in small cell networks,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol.61, no.10, pp.4391-4403, Oct. 2013
O. El Ayach, R.W. Heath, Jr., S. Rajagopal, Z. Pi, “Multimode precoding for millimeter wave MIMO systems with multiple antenna sub-arrays,” IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, March 2013
A. Alkhateeb, O. El Ayach, G. Leus, R. W. Heath Jr, “Channel Estimation and Hybrid Precoding for Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, vol.8, no.5, pp.831,846, Oct. 2014
J. Mo, R. W. Heath Jr, “High SNR Capacity of Millimeter Wave MIMO Systems with One-Bit Quantization,” Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, CA, Feb. 2014
S. Sun and T. S. Rappaport, “Multi-beam antenna combining for 28 GHz cellular link improvement in urban environments,” in Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference , Dec. 2013.
T. Kim; J. Park; J. Seol; S. Jeong; J. Cho; W. Roh, “Tens of Gbps support with mmWave beamforming systems for next generation communications,” in Proc. of the IEEE Global Communications Conference , vol., no., pp.3685,3690, 9-13 Dec. 2013
W. Roh, J. Seol; J. Park; B. Lee; J. Lee; Y. Kim; J. Cho; K. Cheun; F. Aryanfar, “Millimeter-wave beamforming as an enabling technology for 5G cellular communications: theoretical feasibility and prototype results,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.52, no.2, pp.106,113, February 2014.
A. Alkhateeb, Omar ElAyach, Geert Leus, and Rober W. Heath Jr, “Single-sided Adaptive Estimation of Multi-path Millimeter Wave Channels,” To appear in the Proc. of the International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), June, 2014.
Jiho Song, Junil Choi, Stephen G Larew, David J Love, Timothy A Thomas, and Amitava Ghosh, “Adaptive Millimeter Wave Beam-Alignment for Dual-Polarized Broadcast MIMO Systems,” ArXiv preprint, arXiv:1408.2098
A. Alkhateeb, Geert Leus, and Rober W. Heath Jr, “Limited Feedback Hybrid Precoding for Multi-User Millimeter Wave Systems,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, September, 2014.
J. Seo, Y. Sung, G. Lee, D. Kim, “Training Beam Sequence Design for Millimeter-Wave MIMO Systems: A POMDP Framework” arXiv preprint arXiv:1410.3711 (2014).
G. Lee, Y. Sung, and J. Seo. “Randomly-Directional Beamforming in Millimeter-Wave Multi-User MIMO Downlink,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1412.1665 (2014).
A. Alkhateeb, J. Mo, N. G. Prelcic, and R. W. Heath Jr, “MIMO Precoding and Combining Solutions for Millimeter-Wave Systems,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.52, no.12, pp.122-131, December 2014.
J. Singh, and S. Ramakrishna, “On the feasibility of beamforming in millimeter wave communication systems with multiple antenna arrays,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.PP, no.99, pp.1,1, 2015.
Wang, Peng, Y. Li, B. Vucetic, “Multi-gigabit millimeter wave wireless communications for 5G: from fixed access to cellular networks,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.53, no.1, pp.168,178, January 2015
Orhan, Oner, Elza Erkip, and Sundeep Rangan. “Low Power Analog-to-Digital Conversion in Millimeter Wave Systems: Impact of Resolution and Bandwidth on Performance.” in Proc. Information Theory and Applications (ITA) San Diego, CA, Feb. 2015
Roi Mendez-Rial, Cristian Rusu, Ahmed Alkhateeb, Nuria Gozalez-Prelcic, and Robert W. Heath Jr, “Channel Estimation and Hybrid Combining for mmWave: Phase Shifters or Switches? ,” in Proc. of Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA) Feb. 2015
Note: This list was last edited on Feb. 6, 2015. If you believe we have missed any pertinent articles, please contact Ahmed Alkhateeb so that it can be included promptly.