Beamforming in Millimeter Wave Systems: Prototyping and Measurement Results

Cody Scarborough, Kiran Venugopal, Ahmed Alkhateeb, Robert W. Heath

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


Demonstrating the feasibility of large antenna array beamforming is essential for realizing mmWave communication systems. This is due to the dependency of these systems on the large array beamforming gains to provide sufficient received signal power. In this paper, the design of a proof-of-concept prototype that demonstrates these gains in practice is explained in detail. We develop a mmWave system with digitally controlled analog front-end. The developed prototype uses 60 GHz phased arrays and universal software radio peripheral (USRP) controllers. The software interface of our design is easily reproducible and can be leveraged for future mmWave prototypes and demonstrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663585
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Aug 27 2018Aug 30 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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