Generalized Results of Transmission Capacities for Overlaid Wireless Networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • We study the transmission capacities of two coexisting wireless networks (a primary network vs. a secondary network) that operate in the same geographic region and share the same spectrum. The primary (PR) network has a higher priority to access the spectrum without particular considerations for the secondary (SR) network, where the SR network limits its interference to the PR network by carefully controlling its node density. Considering general power-law wireless channels with path-loss exponent a > 2 and small-scale Rayleigh fading, based on the stochastic geometry theory, we derive the transmission capacities for both of the two networks and quantify their tradeoff via asymptotic analysis. Our results show that if the PR network permits a small increase of its outage probability, the sum transmission capacity of the two networks (i.e., the overall spectrum efficiency per unit area) will be boosted significantly over that of a single network, which generalizes our previous result in [1] over a special case of deterministic power-law channel with a == 4.1. 2009 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Yin, C., Chen, C., Liu, T., & Cui, S.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Yin, Changchuan||Chen, Changhai||Liu, Tie||Cui, Shuguang

publication date

  • June 2009