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60-GHz Millimeter-Wave Radio: Principle, Technology, and New Results

Nan Guo1*, Robert C Qiu12, Shaomin S Mo3 and Kazuaki Takahashi4

Author Affiliations

1 Center for Manufacturing Research, Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Cookeville, TN 38505, USA

2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tennessee Technological University (TTU), Cookeville, TN 38505, USA

3 Panasonic Princeton Laboratory (PPRL), Panasonic R&D Company of America, 2 Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

4 Network Development Center, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., 4-12-4 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8587, Japan

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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2007, 2007:068253  doi:10.1155/2007/68253

Published: 18 December 2006


The worldwide opening of a massive amount of unlicensed spectra around 60 GHz has triggered great interest in developing affordable 60-GHz radios. This interest has been catalyzed by recent advance of 60-GHz front-end technologies. This paper briefly reports recent work in the 60-GHz radio. Aspects addressed in this paper include global regulatory and standardization, justification of using the 60-GHz bands, 60-GHz consumer electronics applications, radio system concept, 60-GHz propagation and antennas, and key issues in system design. Some new simulation results are also given. Potentials and problems are explained in detail.