Capacity of Interference-Limited Three Dimensional CSMA Networks
Wireless multi-hop networks have been increasingly used in military and civilian applications. In many a applications, the region in which the network is deployed is better modeled by a 3D space, instead of a Two Dimensional (2D) planar area. Examples include a wireless network deployed across different floors inside a building connecting a variety of devices such as computers, smart phones, sensors, etc, a network formed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and ground devices for reconnaissance and surveillance, and underwater acoustic sensor networks. Capacity of such networks is an important problem. The scaling behavior of capacity when the network becomes sufficiently large is of particular interest.