Connectivity scaling laws in wireless networks

Justin P. Coon, Orestis Georgiou, Carl P. Dettmann

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We present scaling laws that dictate both local and global connectivity properties of bounded wireless networks. These laws are defined with respect to the key system parameters of per-node transmit power and the number of antennas exploited for diversity coding and/or beamforming at each node.We demonstrate that the local probability of connectivity scales like O(zC) in these parameters, where C is the ratio of the dimension of the network domain to the path loss exponent, thus enabling efficient boundary effect mitigation and network topology control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7239546
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number6
Early online date3 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


  • Boundaries
  • Connectivity
  • MIMO
  • Outage


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