Transmission Capacity of Ad-Hoc Networks With Multiple Antennas Using Transmit Stream Adaptation and Interference Cancelation

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The transmission capacity of an ad-hoc network is the maximum density of active transmitters per unit area, given an outage constraint at each receiver for a fixed rate of transmission. Assuming that the transmitter locations are distributed as a Poisson point process, this paper derives upper and lower bounds on the transmission capacity of an ad-hoc network when each node is equipped with multiple antennas. The transmitter either uses eigen multi-mode beamforming or a subset of its antennas to transmit multiple data streams, while the receiver uses partial zero forcing to cancel certain interferers using some of its Spatial Receive Degrees Of Freedom (SRDOF).

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