Singh R., Sicker D.

Preprint. To appear in IEEE CCNC 2020.


Future (beyond 5G) wireless networks will demand high throughput and low latency and would benefit from greenfield, contiguous, and wider bandwidth, all of which THz spectrum can provide. Although THz has been envisioned to be deployed in an indoor setting, with proper enforcement and planning, we can draw a limited number of use cases for outdoor THz communication. THz can provide high capacity and ultra-high throughput but at the cost of high path loss and sensitivity to device orientation/mobility.. We identify scenarios where the use of the THz spectrum for an outdoor setting is justified and their critical operating parameters. We further categorize the applications based on the relative mobility between the access point (AP) and user equipment (UE). We present an approach for deploying THz on an outdoor framework by presenting preliminary technical parameter analysis for scenarios, like wireless backhaul, high-speed kiosks, and the aerial base station (ABS). Our preliminary analysis shows that the application for each of these scenarios is limited based on multiple parameters, such as distance, device mobility, device orientation, user geometry, antenna gain, and environment settings, which requires separate consideration and optimization