The Effect of Node Density and Propagation Model on Throughput Scaling of Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

The paper has led to many studies of scaling laws for the asymptotically achievable throughput in wireless networks under a variety of network models and assumptions. Such scaling laws help one understand the fundamental performance limits of these networks and how efficiency changes as network conditions change. Some examples include where the nodes are allowed to move; where many-to-one type of communications is considered; where cooperative communication schemes are employed to improve network throughput; where scaling laws are derived using directional antenna assumptions.

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