Network density estimators and density-aware wireless networks

Eroğlu, Alperen
New network architectures and communication technologies continue to emerge to meet rapidly increasing and changing user demands requiring continuous connectivity and high data rate transmissions. These ubiquitous infrastructures result in a paradigm shift in mobile communications with the advent of mobile robots equipped with sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles, and mobile small-cells, which makes the future networks highly dynamic. This dynamism poses unpredictable variations in the network density causing many run-time problems such as disrupted coverage, undesirable quality of service, and inefficient resource usage. Pre-configurations are no longer suitable because of the network topology variations, which prompts us to develop density-adaptive protocols and self-configured system designs. Therefore, the most crucial objective of this thesis is to make future wireless networks density-aware and -adaptive. We propose novel network density estimators using received signal strength and density-aware networking applications. We introduce a distance matrix-based density estimator, multi-access edge cloud-based density estimator, and interference-based density estimator for wireless networks. We also develop density-aware network outage, transmit power adaptation, and channel utilization approaches by considering the effective network density as an optimization parameter for clustered ad hoc networks, mobile cellular networks, and flying ad hoc networks. We validate the results by implementing Monte-Carlo simulations on MATLAB. Outputs of this thesis may help network operators enhance service quality, create the best deployment strategies, reduce operational expenditures, and meet increasing user expectations without wasting network resources. Density-aware and -adaptive applications make wireless networks self-organized and run-time adaptable.


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Citation Formats
A. Eroğlu, “Network density estimators and density-aware wireless networks,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2020.