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An Analytical Framework for Multi-Antenna Wireless Networks

  • Xianghao Yu
  • Chang Li
  • Jun Zhang
  • Khaled B. Letaief
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Abstract

This chapter presents a general analytical framework for large-scale multi-antenna wireless networks. We first introduce a general wireless network model, along with a brief survey of multi-antenna transmission techniques. Using tools from stochastic geometry, a unified framework is then presented for the tractable analysis of the multi-antenna wireless network model. To illustrate the effectiveness of this analytical framework, tractable expressions for the coverage analysis in both ad hoc and cellular networks are derived. It is shown that the presented framework makes the analysis of multi-antenna networks almost as tractable as single-antenna ones. Furthermore, it helps analytically gain key network design insights, such as revealing the impacts of the antenna size and network density.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianghao Yu
    • 1
  • Chang Li
    • 1
  • Jun Zhang
    • 2
  • Khaled B. Letaief
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Computer EngineeringHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Electronic and Information EngineeringHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloon, Hong KongChina

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