Outage capacity of opportunistic beamforming with random user locations

Tharaka Samarasinghe, Hazer Inaltekin, Jamie S. Evans

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This paper studies the outage capacity of a network consisting of a multitude of heterogenous mobile users, and operating according to the classical opportunistic beamforming framework. The base station is located at the center of the cell, which is modeled as a disk of finite radius. The random user locations are modeled using a homogenous spatial Poisson point process. The received signals are impaired by both fading and location dependent path loss. For this system, we first derive an expression for the beam outage probability. This expression holds for all path loss models that satisfy some mild conditions. Then, we focus on two specific path loss models (i.e., an unbounded model and a more realistic bounded one) to illustrate the applications of our results. In the large system limit where the cell radius tends to infinity, the beam outage capacity and its scaling behavior are derived for the selected specific path loss models. It is shown that the beam outage capacity scales logarithmically for the unbounded model. On the other hand, this scaling behavior becomes double logarithmic for the bounded model. Intuitive explanations are provided as to why we observe different scaling behavior for different path loss models. Numerical evaluations are performed to give further insights, and to illustrate the applicability of the outage capacity results even to a cell having a small finite radius.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479913534
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1930-529X


Other2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA


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