Distribution of Downlink SINR in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks
The Signal to Interference Plus Noise Ratio (SINR) on a wireless link is an important basis for consideration of outage, capacity, and throughput in a cellular network. It is therefore important to understand the SINR distribution within such networks, and in particular heterogeneous cellular networks, since these are expected to dominate future network deployments. Until recently the distribution of SINR in heterogeneous networks was studied almost exclusively via simulation, for selected scenarios representing pre-defined arrangements of users and the elements of the heterogeneous network such as macro-cells, femto-cells, etc. However, the dynamic nature of heterogeneous networks makes it difficult to design a few representative simulation scenarios from which general inferences can be drawn that apply to all deployments.