Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Millimeter Wave Channel Access

  • Cheng Zhang
  • Yongming Huang
  • Yili Xia
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_113-1



Millimeter wave (mmWave) channel access is the technology that enables more than one users connected to the same system resource block for concurrent transmission in wireless communications networks operating at mmWave band.

Historical Background

Channel-access technologies are used for supporting multiple-user wireless communication over networks. Several fundamental types of channel access schemes have been widely investigated in Sub-6 GHz microwave wireless communications. For example, in frequency division multiple access (FDMA), time division multiple access (TDMA), and code division multiple access (CDMA), multiple users utilize different frequency bands, time slots, and codes, to establish their own links with the base station (BS), respectively (Goldsmith 2005). These orthogonal multiple access (OMA) technologies have been already utilized in Sub-6 GHz communications systems such as 3G/4G mobile communications systems. They...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Southeast UniversityNanjingChina

Section editors and affiliations

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