Correlation of Link Outages in Low-Mobility Spatial Wireless Networks

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In this paper, the authors consider a network where the nodes' locations are modeled by a realization of a Poisson point process and remain fixed or change very slowly over time. Most of the literature focuses on the spatial average of the link outage probabilities. But each link in the network has an associated link-outage probability that depends on the fading, path loss, and the relative locations of the interfering nodes. Since the node locations are random, the outage probability of each link is a random variable and in this paper they obtain its distribution, instead of just the spatial average. This paper supplements the existing results which focus mainly on the average outage probability averaged over space.