TR2015-078

A Stochastic Geometry Analysis of Cooperative Wireless Networks Powered by Energy Harvesting


    •  Khan, T.; Orlik, P.V.; Kim, K.J., "A Stochastic Geometry Analysis of Cooperative Wireless Networks Powered by Energy Harvesting", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE, Eds., DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2015.7248617, ISSN: 1550-3607, June 2015, pp. 1988-1993.
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      • @inproceedings{Khan2015jun,
      • author = {Khan, T. and Orlik, P.V. and Kim, K.J.},
      • title = {A Stochastic Geometry Analysis of Cooperative Wireless Networks Powered by Energy Harvesting},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
      • year = 2015,
      • editor = {IEEE},
      • pages = {1988--1993},
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.1109/ICC.2015.7248617},
      • issn = {1550-3607},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2015-078}
      • }
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A large wireless network with energy harvesting transmitters is considered, where a group of K transmitters forma cluster to cooperatively serve a desired user. Using stochastic geometry, simple closed-form expressions are derived to characterize the outage performance as a function of important parameters such as the energy harvesting rate, buffer size and cluster size for a given cluster geometry. The developed framework also allows the K in-cluster transmitters to have different energy harvesting capabilities. A comparison with simulation results reveals that the derived expressions closely model the signal-to-interference and-noise ratio distribution at the receiver, particularly in the low-outage regime. Lastly, the developed framework is used to investigate the impact of different parameters such as cluster and buffer size on outage performance.