Chapter 4: Network Model

  • Sławomir Stańczak
  • Marcin Wiczanowski
  • Holger Boche
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4000)


A wireless communications network is a collection of nodes being capable of communicating with each other over wireless communications links. Let \(\mathsf{N}:=\{1,\dotsc,N\}\) be the set of nodes, and let (n,m) with nm represent a wireless link from node nN to node mN. We say that there is a wireless link (n,m) with nm if both

  1. 1

    node n is allowed to transmit data to node m, and

  2. 2

    a minimum signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), being necessary for successful transmission, can be achieved on link (n,m), in the absence of interference and with transmit power on this link subject to some power constraints.


It is reasonable to assume that wireless links are bidirectional in the sense that (n,m) exists if and only if there exists (m,n). We label links (in any particular way) by the integers \(1,2,\dotsc,L\) and use \(\mathsf{L}=\{1,\dotsc,L\}\) to denote a set of all wireless links. The pair (N,L) is referred to as the network topology. With any network, we associate the topology graph, which is an undirected graph where a vertex corresponds to a node in the network, and an edge between two vertices represents a wireless link between the corresponding nodes.


Mobile Node Medium Access Control Wireless Link Power Constraint Code Division Multiple Access 
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  • Sławomir Stańczak
    • Marcin Wiczanowski
      • Holger Boche

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