On the Balance Between Cooperation and Interference in Dense Wireless Networks

Abstract : This paper explores the balance between cooperation through relay nodes and aggregated interference generation in large decentralized wireless networks using decode-and-forward. The source nodes in the network are modeled using a marked Poisson process. We consider the case in which only a single randomly located relay is added to one source in the network and study the outage probability gains obtained. Then, using a simple model, we study the case in which all sources can potentially use their nearest neighbor from the set of inactive nodes as relays, leading to a mixed transmission scheme in which some users employ decode-and-forward and others employ direct transmission. The optimal relay activation probability for the second case is found, observing that in the small outage probability regime it exhibits a binary behavior, being zero or one. Comparing both scenarios we conclude that activating more relays rapidly reduces the gains observed when only one source can use a relay. We derive closed-form approximations to the upper bounds on the error probability, averaging over all node positions and fading gains realizations, to support our claims.
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Andrés Oscar Altieri, L. Rey Vega, Pablo Piantanida, Cécilia Galarza. On the Balance Between Cooperation and Interference in Dense Wireless Networks. Ninth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, Aug 2012, Paris, France. pp.1009 - 1013, ⟨10.1109/ISWCS.2012.6328520⟩. ⟨hal-00749562⟩

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