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Distribution of Link Distances in a Wireless Network

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Author(s)

Leonard E. Miller

Abstract

The probability distribution is found for the link distance between two randomly positioned mobile radios for two representative deployment scenarios: (1) the mobile locations are uniformly distributed over a rectangular area and (2) the x and y coordinates of the mobile locations have Gaussian distributions. It is shown that the shapes of the link distance distributions for these scenarios are very similar when the width of the rectangular area in the first scenario is taken to be about three times the standard deviation of the location distribution in the second scenario. Thus, the choice of mobile location distribution is not critical, but can be selected for the convenience of other aspects of the analysis or simulation of the mobile system.
Citation
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Volume
106 No. 2

Keywords

link distance, mobile networks, probability distribution, wireless communication, wireless networks

Citation

Miller, L. (2001), Distribution of Link Distances in a Wireless Network, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151071 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created March 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017