Channel Diversity in Random Wireless Networks
The goal of this paper is to explore the benefits of channel diversity in wireless ad hoc networks. The authors' model is that of a Poisson point process of transmitters, each with a receiver at a given distance. A packet is divided in blocks which are transmitted over different sub-bands determined by random frequency hopping. At the receiver, a maximum-likelihood decoder is employed to estimate the transmitted packet/codeword. The proportionality constant depends on the code selection, the packet length, the geometry of the symbol constellation and the number of receive antennas. This result implies that, at the cost of a moderate decoding complexity, large gains can be achieved by a simple interference randomization scheme during packet transmission.