Rate-Constrained Wireless Networks With Fading Channels: Interference-Limited and Noise-Limited Regimes
Source: University of Waterloo
Wireless networks consist of a number of nodes communicating over a shared wireless channel. The design and analysis of such configurations, even in their simplest forms, are among the most difficult problems in information theory. However, as the number of nodes becomes large, wireless networks become more tractable, where scaling laws for network parameters, such as throughput, can be derived. Most of the works dealing with the throughput of large wireless networks consider a channel model in which the signal power decays according to a distance-based attenuation law. However, in a wireless environment, the presence of obstacles and scatterers adds some randomness to the received signal.