Directional antennas improve the link-connectivity of interference limited ad hoc networks

Orestis Georgiou, Shanshan Wang, Mohammud Z. Bocus, Carl P. Dettmann, Justin P. Coon

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Abstract

We study wireless ad hoc networks in the absence of any channel contention or transmit power control and ask how antenna directivity affects network connectivity in the interference limited regime. We answer this question by deriving closed-form expressions for the outage probability, capacity and mean node degree of the network using tools from stochastic geometry. These novel results provide valuable insights for the design of future ad hoc networks. Significantly, our results suggest that the more directional the interfering transmitters are, the less detrimental are the effects of interference to individual links. We validate our analytical results through computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 26th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2015)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 30 August - 2 September 2015, Hong Kong, China
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1311-1316
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467367837
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016
Event26th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2015 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 30 Aug 20152 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2015
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period30/08/152/09/15

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