Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Millimeter Wave Beam Training and Tracking

  • Yongming Huang
  • Jianjun Zhang
  • Cheng Zhang
  • Ming Xiao
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_112-1

Synonyms

Definition

Beam training is the search procedure that the transmitter and/or the receiver selects one or multiple beams from its beam training codebook (a set of predefined beams), so as to achieve the necessary link budget for subsequent communications via transmitting or receiving signals with these beams. Beam tracking is the adjustment procedure that the transmitter and/or the receiver adjusts its beams to guarantee the link stability for time-varying propagation environment. Beam training and tracking are usually used in the millimeter wave communications to combat the severe path-loss of signal propagation and the user mobility, respectively.

Historical Background

Millimeter wave (mmwave) communications operating in the band of 30–300 GHz has attracted much attention recently and also been recognized as a promising technology for future mobile networks, owing to its abundant spectrum resources (Xiao et al. 2017). However,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongming Huang
    • 1
  • Jianjun Zhang
    • 1
  • Cheng Zhang
    • 1
  • Ming Xiao
    • 2
  1. 1.Southeast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ming Xiao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Engineering, EECSRoyal Institute of Technology, KTHStockholmSweden