Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2013, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (5): 71-78.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(13)60092-8

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Capacity analysis of based-regular-topologies cognitive wireless mesh networks with power control


  1. 1. School of Electronic Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China 2. Beijing Key Laboratory of Work Safety Intelligent Monitoring, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2013-03-13 Revised:2013-06-08 Online:2013-10-30 Published:2013-10-29
  • Contact: Ke-Hao KOU
  • Supported by:
    This work was supported by the National Science & Technology Major Project of 2011ZX03001-005-02, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61272516, 61272518, 61170275), and the China-Canada Project (2010DFA111320).

Abstract: Capacity analysis is a fundamental and essential work for evaluating the performance of cognitive wireless mesh network (CWMN) which is considered a promising option for the future network. Power control is an efficient way to avoid interference and improve capacity of wireless mesh networks. In this paper, a quantitative result of the per-node average throughput capacity of CWMN with power control is deduced for the first time, which is much helpful for understanding the limitations of CWMN. Firstly, under the large-scale channel fading model and protocol interference model, a closed-form expression for the maximum channel capacity of each node with power control is presented, under the constraint that the interference tolerated by the primary users (PUs) does not exceed a threshold. And then, with the deduced channel capacity result, the per-node average throughput capacity of CWMN is derived based on two regular topologies, i.e. square topology and triangle topology. The simulation results indicate that the capacity is effectively improved with power control, and affected by topology, tolerated interference threshold, the number of cognitive users (CUs) and primary users (PUs).

Key words: capacity, cognitive wireless mesh networks, power control, regular topologies

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