Interference protection versus spatial reuse in wireless networks

Harald Burchardt, Peter Omiyi, Gunther Auer, Sinan Sinanovic, Harald Haas

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    In this paper the capacity of decentralized wireless networks is addressed. An exclusion region is introduced that protects active receivers from destructive interference of nearby transmitters. An exclusion range imposes an upper bound on the interference that a transmitter may cause to receivers of competing links. While an exclusion region avoids excessive interference and thus improves capacity per link, the spatial reuse in terms of concurrently served links is compromised. The resulting trade-off is elaborated by computer simulations, so to optimize the exclusion range as a function of the user density and maximum transmit power.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'09)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781424429479
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • wireless networks
    • transmitters
    • computer simulation


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