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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2017, Article ID 5040347, 10 pages
Research Article

Strategic Control of 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave High-Speed Wireless Links for Distributed Virtual Reality Platforms

1School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2SoC Design Group, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
3Department of Electronics Engineering, Myongji University, Yongin, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Woojoo Lee;

Received 25 November 2016; Accepted 5 March 2017; Published 28 March 2017

Academic Editor: Konstantinos Demestichas

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 discusses the stochastic and strategic control of 60 GHz millimeter-wave (mmWave) wireless transmission for distributed and mobile virtual reality (VR) applications. In VR scenarios, establishing wireless connection between VR data-center (called VR server (VRS)) and head-mounted VR device (called VRD) allows various mobile services. Consequently, utilizing wireless technologies is obviously beneficial in VR applications. In order to transmit massive VR data, the 60 GHz mmWave wireless technology is considered in this research. However, transmitting the maximum amount of data introduces maximum power consumption in transceivers. Therefore, this paper proposes a dynamic/adaptive algorithm that can control the power allocation in the 60 GHz mmWave transceivers. The proposed algorithm dynamically controls the power allocation in order to achieve time-average energy-efficiency for VR data transmission over 60 GHz mmWave channels while preserving queue stabilization. The simulation results show that the proposed algorithm presents desired performance.