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Cellular networks are usually modeled by placing the base stations on a grid, with mobile users either randomly scattered or placed deterministically. These models have been used extensively but suffer from being both highly idealized and not very tractable, so complex system-level simulations are used to evaluate coverage/outage probability and rate. More(More)
—Cellular networks are in a major transition from a carefully planned set of large tower-mounted base-stations (BSs) to an irregular deployment of heterogeneous infrastructure elements that often additionally includes micro, pico, and femtocells, as well as distributed antennas. In this paper, we develop a tractable, flexible, and accurate model for a(More)
The importance of transmit-receive distance in wireless communication has long been known. For example, the range of a wireless link has been considered important dating to the time of Marconi, and such thinking has evolved into link-budget analyses that are buttressed by fading margins, resulting in well-understood rate vs. range trade-offs [1]. While such(More)
In the analysis of large random wireless networks, the underlying node distribution is almost ubiquitously assumed to be the homogeneous Poisson point process. In this paper, the node locations are assumed to form a Poisson clustered process on the plane. We derive the distributional properties of the interference and provide upper and lower bounds for its(More)
—Interference is a main limiting factor of the performance of a wireless ad hoc network. The temporal and the spatial correlation of the interference makes the outages correlated temporally (important for retransmissions) and spatially correlated (important for routing). In this letter we quantify the temporal and spatial correlation of the interference in(More)
Fractional frequency reuse (FFR) is an interference management technique well-suited to OFDMA-based cellular networks wherein the cells are partitioned into spatial regions with different frequency reuse factors. To date, FFR techniques have been typically been evaluated through system-level simulations using a hexagonal grid for the base station locations.(More)
— In many wireless systems, interference is the main performance-limiting factor, and is primarily dictated by the locations of concurrent transmitters. In many earlier works, the locations of the transmitters is often modeled as a Poisson point process for analytical tractability. While analytically convenient, the PPP only accurately models networks whose(More)
—Despite the central role of mobility in wireless networks, analytical study on its impact on network performance is notoriously difficult. This paper aims to address this gap by proposing a random waypoint (RWP) mobility model defined on the entire plane and applying it to analyze two key cellular network parameters: handover rate and sojourn time. We(More)
It has recently been observed that the SIR distributions of a variety of cellular network models and transmission techniques look very similar in shape. As a result, they are well approximated by a simple horizontal shift (or gain) of the distribution of the most tractable model, the Poisson point process (PPP). To study and explain this behavior, this(More)