Statistical Characteristics Study of Human Blockage Effect in Future Indoor Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Wave Wireless Communications
Paper i proceeding, 2018

The millimeter and sub-millimeter wave communication is a promising solution to future indoor multi-gigabit wireless communications because of its huge available bandwidth. One of the key difficulties is the human blockage effect since the human body can no longer be considered as being "transparent" as at lower frequencies. In this paper a study of statistical characteristics of this problem is presented. At first, broadband measurements of human blockage are provided. Afterwards, a realis- tic mobility model for indoor movements of humans is adopted and elliptic cylinders are applied to approximate human bodies in ray-launching simulations. Consequently, the distributions of Line-Of-Sight (LOS) path and blockage durations as well as blockage numbers are obtained by simulations. Finally, the system performance in presence of the distributed antennas is evaluated.

channel sounding

human blockage


millimeter wave communication

submillimeter wave communication

distributed antenna


Bile Peng

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Sebastian Rey

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Dennis M. Rose

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Sören Hahn

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Thomas Kürner

Technische Universität Braunschweig

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference

15502252 (ISSN)

978-153866355-4 (ISBN)

IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2018-Spring
Porto, Portugal,







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