Design and Analysis of mmWave Full-Duplex Integrated Access and Backhaul Networks

Junkai Zhang, Haifeng Luo, Navneet Garg, Mark Holme, Tharm Ratnarajah

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The full-duplex (FD) integrated access and backhaul (IAB) technique is considered in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) release 16 to address the demand for high capacity, large coverage and low latency millimeter wave (mmWave) beyond 5G networks. However, the self-interference (SI) appears on the FD-IAB-node, becoming the major bottleneck in the development of these novel networks. With the assumption of successful antenna isolation, this paper proposes an SI cancellation (SIC) technique for the wideband mmWave-FD-IAB multiuser networks with the cost-efficient subarray hybrid precoding structure. The fiber Bragg grating-based analog canceler is established between the RF chain pairs of the FD-IAB-node, and the minimum mean square error baseband combiner is used at the FD-IAB-node receiver to cancel the residual SI digitally. Further, hardware impairment (HWI) is considered to capture the transceiver distortion. Simulation results show that the proposed FD-IAB network capacity is almost doubled compared to the half-duplex-IAB system when the effect of HWI is low.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2021


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