AuthorsD. A. Hayes, D. Ros, Ö. Alay and P. Teymoori
TitleReliable Consistent Multipath mmWave Communication
AfilliationCommunication Systems
Project(s)Department of Mobile Systems and Analytics, The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2021
Conference NameInternational Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM'21)
Pagination 149–158
Date Published11/2021
Place PublishedNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number9781450390774

Reliable consistent communication over millimeter-wave (mmWave) channels is a challenging problem due to their sensitivity to blocking of Line of Sight connections. Even though mmWave is a key building block in 5G and future generation cellular networks, making solutions to this problem space important. Our aim is to use predictive control to manage and simultaneously use multiple available mmWave paths to achieve reliable consistent communication (i.e. steady transmission rate with low delay) with a multipath proxy. To this end we investigate transient solutions of Markov Modulated Fluid Queue models (MMFQ), apt because the mmWave blocking has been modeled with Markovian models. We propose a combination of models that can be solved using newly proposed matrix analytic techniques in a timely enough manner for use in real-time control. This gives us a prediction of either proxy queue distributions or probabilities of reaching proxy buffer levels over a short time horizon, enabling the proxy to make preemptive path decisions to maintain a desired Quality of Service. A proof of concept simulation study demonstrates the efficacy of our proposed MMFQ-based predictive approach over either static or purely reactive control approaches.


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