A New Method for Computing the Transmission Capacity of Non-Poisson Wireless Networks

Date Added: Jan 2010
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The relative locations of concurrent transmitting nodes play an important role in the performance of wireless networks because it largely determines their mutual interference. In most prior work the set of interfering transmitters has been modeled by a homogeneous Poisson distribution, which assumes independence in the transmitting node positions, and hence precludes intelligent scheduling protocols. One of the main difficulties in extending the numerous Poisson results is the absence of an analytical form for the probability generating functional and the Palm characterization of the underlying spatial node distribution. In this paper, the authors take an alternative approach based on the second-order product density of the node distribution, which is asymptotically tight as the outage probability tends to zero.