An Experimental Study on the Influence of Human Movement in Indoor Radio Channel at 28GHz

Benzaghta M., Coruk R. B. , Yalcinkaya B., KARA A.

2021 IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, BlackSeaCom 2021, Virtual, Bucharest, Romania, 24 - 28 May 2021 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/blackseacom52164.2021.9527834
  • City: Virtual, Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Keywords: 28 GHz, 5G, human shadowing effect, indoor propagation, millimeter waves


© 2021 IEEE.Human activities around the communication link in an indoor environment have a significant impact on millimeter-wave (mmWave) communication systems, which are used for the new generation of communication networks (5G). Therefore, it is essential to evaluate short range indoor links from the link blockage point of view. This paper presents the propagation measurements in the presence of human activity, for a short range indoor office environment communication link at 28 GHz. During the experimental measurements, the human activity of three and six persons were observed for three different antenna height combinations. The human blockage (shadowing effect) is characterized in terms of the shadowing event duration, temporal fading, as well as overall attenuation. The results reported by this experimental study is believed to be vital in designing future mmWave communication systems that can overcome the deep fades caused by human blockage in short indoor communication links. Yet, this paper constitutes a part of an ongoing research study, further detailed results will be foreseen to present the precise effect of human movements around the propagation link at 28GHz.