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Throughput and Transmission Capacity of Underwater Networks with Randomly Distributed Nodes

Kostas Stamatiou, Paolo Casari, Michele Zorzi
2011
6 pp.
MITSG 11-23
$5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT
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In this paper, we derive fundamental performance limits of underwater networks via an analysis of the average behavior of random deployments. In particular, we consider an underwater network that consists of a Poisson point process of transmitters, each with a receiver at a given distance. The link channel model accounts for path-loss, frequency-dependent absorption, and Rayleigh fading. We evaluate the probability of a successful transmission, defined as the probability that the signal to- interference-and-noise ratio at the typical receiver is greater than a predetermined threshold, over different network and channel realizations. We then determine the network throughput density, and the transmission capacity, defined as the maximum throughput density such that a constraint on the success probability is satisfied. The dependence of these metrics on the operating frequency and other system parameters is quantified through the proposed framework.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

Parent Project

Project No.: 2007-R/RT-2/RCM-21
Title: Acoustic Communication Networks for Distributed Autonomous Underwater Platforms