Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Capacity Analysis of Interference-Limited Wireless Networks in Three-Dimensional Space

  • Lin X. CaiEmail author
  • Lin Cai
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
  • Jon W. Mark
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_4-1



Network capacity is defined as the total throughput (bps) of all flows in the network; Network transport capacity is defined as the sum of the products of each flow’s throughput and its transceiver distance in the network (bit *m/s).

Historic Background

The capacity of point-to-point wireless communication over an additive white Gaussian channel was laid out by Claude Shannon in his 1948 seminal paper (Shannon, 1948). With the state-of-the-art channel coding, e.g., turbo code, energy and bandwidth efficiency of practical point-to-point communications is pushing closer to the Shannon limit. Due to the broadcast property of the wireless channel, wireless capacity in a multipoint-to-multipoint networkedenvironment is interference limited. How to efficiently deploy the spatial utilization of wireless channel to improve the capacity of wireless networks has been a key challenging issue for several...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin X. Cai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lin Cai
    • 2
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    • 3
  • Jon W. Mark
    • 3
  1. 1.E&CE DepartmentIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA
  2. 2.E&CE DepartmentUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.E&CE DepartmentUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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