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This paper surveys and unifies a number of recent contributions that have collectively developed a metric for decentralized wireless network analysis known as transmission capacity. Although it is notoriously difficult to derive general end-to-end capacity results for multi-terminal or ad hoc networks, the transmission capacity (TC) framework allows for(More)
—This paper addresses three issues in the field of ad hoc network capacity: the impact of i) channel fading, ii) channel inversion power control, and iii) threshold–based scheduling on capacity. Channel inversion and threshold scheduling may be viewed as simple ways to exploit channel state information (CSI) without requiring cooperation across(More)
The subject of this paper is the long-standing open problem of developing a general capacity theory for wireless networks, particularly a theory capable of describing the fundamental performance limits of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). A MANET is a peer-to-peer network with no pre-existing infrastructure. MANETs are the most general wireless networks,(More)
We develop a new metric for quantifying end-to-end throughput in multihop wireless networks, which we term random access transport capacity, since the interference model presumes uncoordinated transmissions. The metric quantifies the average maximum rate of successful end-to-end transmissions, multiplied by the communication distance, and normalized by the(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)
— The benefit of multiple antenna communication is investigated in wireless ad hoc networks, and the primary finding is that throughput can be made to scale linearly with the number of receive antennas even if each transmitting node uses only a single antenna. The linear throughput gain is achieved by (i) using the receive antennas to cancel the signals of(More)
— This paper derives the outage probability and transmission capacity of ad hoc wireless networks with nodes employing multiple antenna diversity techniques, for a general class of signal distributions. This analysis allows system performance to be quantified for fading or non-fading environments. The transmission capacity is given for interference-limited(More)
We consider a cooperative wireless network in the presence of one or more eavesdroppers, and exploit node cooperation for achieving physical (PHY) layer based security. Two different cooperation schemes are considered. In the first scheme, cooperating nodes retransmit a weighted version of the source signal in a decode-and-forward (DF) fashion. In the(More)
The benefit of multi-antenna receivers is investigated in wireless ad hoc networks, and the main finding is that network throughput can be made to scale linearly with the number of receive antennas n R even if each transmitting node uses only a single antenna. This is in contrast to a large body of prior work in single-user, multiuser, and ad hoc wireless(More)