Ad hoc network capacity

S. Toumpis, A. Goldsmith

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We study the performance of wireless ad hoc networks in the limit of a large number of nodes. We first define ad hoc networks and their capacity. We then calculate a lower bound on the capacity by constructing a communications scheme that achieves it. We also determine an upper bound on the capacity by investigating the properties of any transmission schedule. Bounds indicate that for a large number of nodes n, the total network capacity increases with a rate between k1n1/3 and k2n1/2, while the per-node rate goes to zero.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1269
Number of pages5
JournalConference Record of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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