On the capture probability for a large number of stations

Bruce Hajek, Arvind Krishna, Richard O. LaMaire

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The probability of capture under a model based on the ratio of the largest received power to the sum of interference powers is examined in the limit of a large number of transmitting stations. It is shown in great generality that the limit depends only on the capture ratio threshold and the roll-off exponent of the distribution of power received from a typical station. This exponent is insensitive to many typical channel effects such as Rician or Rayleigh fading and log-normal shadowing. The model is suitable for large systems with noncoherently combined interference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE 45th Vehicular Technology Conference. Part 2 (of 2) - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1995Jul 28 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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