Interference Distribution for Directional Beamforming Mobile Networks

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In this paper, we model the aggregate interference power in directional beamforming mobile networks. The work considers the random waypoint model to describe the mobility of the nodes and adopts directional beamforming for communication. The major contribution of this paper is the statistical characterization of the aggregate interference caused by directional beamforming transmissions of mobile interferers to a given node positioned at a reference point. The analysis assumes Rayleigh and Rician small-scale fading channels, a distance-based path-loss large-scale fading model, and a three gain levels sectored antenna model. The quality of the proposed approximations has been confirmed through various simulations for different mobility scenarios, channel conditions, and beamforming parameters, highlighting the effect of directional communications along with mobility on aggregate interference. To demonstrate the practical application of the work, we use two different estimators for the interference characterization. The results confirm the effectiveness of the estimators even when adopting a small set of samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113778-113788
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2022


  • directional beamforming
  • Interference characterization
  • stochastic geometry modeling


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