Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Apr 2013
Local (single-hop) broadcasting is widely employed in distributed protocols (e.g., neighbor discovery, local information exchange in distributed network optimization and gossip-based algorithms) in wireless ad hoc networks. The performance of local broadcasting is characterized by the mean number of neighbors and the probability distribution of the number of neighbors of a broadcasting node. In this paper, the authors study the performance of local broadcasting in heterogeneous wireless ad hoc networks in which inter-system interference dominates signal reception quality, considering general fading distributions of both the desired signal and the interfering signals.