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Author Ozgur, Ayfer ♦ Leveque, Olivier ♦ Tse, David
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2010-02-16
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Mathematics
Subject Keyword Computer Science - Information Theory ♦ cs ♦ math
Abstract We investigate the role of cooperation in wireless networks subject to a spatial degrees of freedom limitation. To address the worst case scenario, we consider a free-space line-of-sight type environment with no scattering and no fading. We identify three qualitatively different operating regimes that are determined by how the area of the network A, normalized with respect to the wavelength lambda, compares to the number of users n. In networks with sqrt{A}/lambda < sqrt{n}, the limitation in spatial degrees of freedom does not allow to achieve a capacity scaling better than sqrt{n} and this performance can be readily achieved by multi-hopping. This result has been recently shown by Franceschetti et al. However, for networks with sqrt{A}/lambda > sqrt{n}, the number of available degrees of freedom is min(n, sqrt{A}/lambda), larger that what can be achieved by multi-hopping. We show that the optimal capacity scaling in this regime is achieved by hierarchical cooperation. In particular, in networks with sqrt{A}/lambda> n, hierarchical cooperation can achieve linear scaling.
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