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On the Throughput Capacity of Large Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Confined to a Region of Fixed Area

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082007:083487

https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/83487

Received: 22 June 2007

Accepted: 21 October 2007

Published: 15 January 2008

Abstract

We study the throughput capacity of large ad hoc networks confined to a square region of fixed area, thus exploring the dependence of the achievable throughput on the spatial node density. We find that there exists the value of the node density (the "critical" density) depending on the ratio of the total noise power to the transmit power such that the throughput increases as at first, reaches a maximum, and then decreases as .

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University
(2)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University

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© Eugene Perevalov et al. 2007

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