Udo Schilcher

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The temporal correlation of interference is a key performance factor of several technologies and protocols for wireless communications. A comprehensive understanding of interference correlation is especially important in the design of diversity schemes, whose performance can severely degrade in case of highly correlated interference. Taking into account(More)
Most analysis and simulation of wireless systems assumes that the nodes are randomly located, sampled from a uniform distribution. Although in many real-world scenarios the nodes are non-uniformly distributed, the research community lacks a common approach to generate such inhomogeneities. This paper intends to go a step in this direction. We present an(More)
The spatial distribution of nodes in wireless networks has important impact on network performance properties, such as capacity and connectivity. Although random sample models based on a uniform distribution are widely used in the research community, they are inappropriate for scenarios with clustered, inhomogeneous node distribution. This paper proposes a(More)
This paper studies probabilistic information dissemination in random networks. Consider the following scenario: A node intends to deliver a message to all other nodes in the network (“flooding”). It first transmits the message to all its neighboring nodes. Each node forwards a received message with some network-wide probability pf . A natural question(More)
We propose and prove a theorem that allows the calculation of a class of functionals on Poisson point processes that have the form of expected values of sum-products of functions. In proving the theorem, we present a variant of the Campbell-Mecke theorem from stochastic geometry. We proceed to apply our result in the calculation of expected values involving(More)
We show by means of stochastic geometry that interference dynamics has a strong impact on the performance of cooperative relaying. For both conventional and multi-hop-aware cooperative relaying we show that the packet delivery probability significantly changes with the dependence of interference among the links. Depending on the scenario under(More)
We analyze the performance of an interferencelimited, decode-and-forward, cooperative relaying system that comprises a source, a destination, and N relays, placed arbitrarily on the plane and suffering from interference by a set of interferers placed according to a spatial Poisson process. In each transmission attempt, first the transmitter sends a packet;(More)
Simulation results of wireless networks heavily depend on the spatial distribution of its nodes. Even though the initial distribution may match the expectations of the researcher, its properties may get lost due to the applied mobility model after a few seconds. This paper analyzes the effects of three well-known mobility models on the inhomogeneity of the(More)
This paper reports on an experimental study about some benefits of cooperative relays in mobile wireless communications. A basic technique for cooperative relaying is implemented in the programmable hardware platform WARP. Using this implementation, measurements are made for mobile car-to-car communications in a suburban environment. Each of three cars is(More)