Cooperation in cellular networks is a promising scheme to improve system performance. Existing works consider that a user dynamically chooses the stations that cooperate for his/her service, but such assumption often has practical limitations. Instead, cooperation groups can be predefined and static, with nodes linked by fixed infrastructure. To analyze such a potential network, we propose a grouping method based on node proximity. With the Mutually Nearest Neighbour Relation, we allow the formation of singles and pairs of nodes. Given an initial topology for the stations, two new point processes are defined, one for the singles and one for the pairs. We derive structural characteristics for these processes and analyse the resulting interference fields. When the node positions follow a Poisson Point Process (PPP) the processes of singles and pairs are not Poisson. However, the performance of the original model can be approximated by the superposition of two PPPs. This allows the derivation of exact expressions for the coverage probability. Numerical evaluation shows coverage gains from different signal cooperation that can reach up to 15% compared to the standard noncooperative coverage. The analysis is general and can be applied to any type of cooperation in pairs of transmitting nodes.
- Pub Date:
- November 2016
- Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture;
- Computer Science - Information Theory;
- Mathematics - Probability
- 17 pages, double column, Appendices A-D, 9 Figures, 18 total subfigures. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:1604.04640