Interference Characterization in Random Waypoint Mobile Networks

Luis Irio, Antonio Furtado, Rodolfo Oliveira, Luis Bernardo, Rui Dinis

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In this work we characterize the wireless interference of a mobile ad hoc network, where the nodes move according to the random waypoint model. The interferers are assumed to be located within an interference region, which is defined as a circular region centered in a fixed node located at a given point of the mobility scenario. The main contribution of the paper is the characterization of the aggregate interference caused to the fixed node by mobile interferers located within the interference region. The distribution of the interference is analyzed taking into account the stochastic nature of the path loss due to the mobility of the nodes, as well as fast fading and shadowing effects. The derivation of the characteristic function of the aggregate interference is used in two different estimators, which successfully characterize the interference using only a small set of samples. The theoretical approach is validated through simulations, which confirm its effectiveness. Finally, we assess the accuracy of the proposed estimators, demonstrating the practical value of this work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7340-7351
JournalIeee Transactions On Wireless Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


  • Aggregates
  • Fading channels
  • Interference
  • Interference Estimation
  • Interference Modeling
  • Mobile Networks
  • Probability density function
  • Receivers
  • Transmitters
  • Wireless communication
  • Wireless Networks


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