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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2017, Article ID 9073465, 9 pages
Research Article

60 GHz Modular Antenna Array Link Budget Estimation with WiGig Baseband and Millimeter-Wave Specific Attenuation

1Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2mmWave Standards and Advanced Technology (mSAT) Team, Intel Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Joongheon Kim; moc.liamg@noehgnooj

Received 10 December 2016; Accepted 14 May 2017; Published 15 June 2017

Academic Editor: María Elena de Cos Gómez

Copyright © 2017 Joongheon Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper provides practical 60 GHz link budget estimation results with IEEE 802.11ad standard-defined parameters and 60 GHz specific attenuation factors. In addition, the parameters from currently developing modular antenna arrays (MAAs) are adopted for estimating the actual link budgets of our 60 GHz integrated MAA platforms. Based on the practical link budget analysis results, we can estimate fundamental limits in terms of achievable data rates over 60 GHz millimeter-wave wireless links.