West Virginia University
This paper considers the analysis and optimization of a frequency-hopping ad hoc network with a finite number of mobiles and finite spatial extent. The mobiles communicate using coded Continuous-Phase Frequency-Shift Keying (CPFSK) modulation. The performance of the system is a function of the number of hopping channels, the rate of the error-correction code, and the modulation index used by the CPFSK modulation. For a given channel model and density of mobiles, these parameters are jointly optimized by maximizing the (modulation-constrained) transmission capacity, which is a measure of the spatial spectral efficiency of the system.