## Abstract

This paper analyzes the outage performance in finite wireless networks. Unlike most prior works, which either assumed a specific network shape or considered a special location of the reference receiver, we propose two general frameworks for analytically computing the outage probability at any arbitrary location of an arbitrarily-shaped finite wireless network: (i) a moment generating function-based framework which is based on the numerical inversion of the Laplace transform of a cumulative distribution and (ii) a reference link power gain-based framework which exploits the distribution of the fading power gain between the reference transmitter and receiver. The outage probability is spatially averaged over both the fading distribution and the possible locations of the interferers. The boundary effects are accurately accounted for using the probability distribution function of the distance of a random node from the reference receiver. For the case of the node locations modeled by a Binomial point process and Nakagami-m fading channel, we demonstrate the use of the proposed frameworks to evaluate the outage probability at any location inside either a disk or polygon region. The analysis illustrates the location-dependent performance in finite wireless networks and highlights the importance of accurately modeling the boundary effects.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 6712183 |

Pages (from-to) | 699-712 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | IEEE Transactions on Communications |

Volume | 62 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Feb 2014 |