Provided by: Cornell University
Date Added: Jun 2014
In this paper, the authors study the scalability of a wireless backhaul network modeled as a random extended network with multi-antenna Base Stations (BSs), where the number of antennas per BS is allowed to scale as a function of the network size. The antenna scaling is justified by the current trend towards the use of higher carrier frequencies, which allows to pack large number of antennas in small form factors. The main goal is to study the per-BS antenna requirement that ensures scalability of this network, i.e., its ability to deliver non-vanishing rate to each source-destination pair.