• Analysis of blockage effects on urban cellular networks 

    Bai, Tianyang (2013-05)
    Large-scale blockages like buildings affect the performance of urban cellular networks, especially in the millimeter-wave frequency band. Unfortunately, such blockage effects are either neglected or characterized by ...
  • Analysis of millimeter wave and massive MIMO cellular networks 

    Bai, Tianyang (2016-09-14)
    Millimeter wave (mmWave) communication and massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) are promising techniques to increase system capacity in 5G cellular networks. The prior frameworks for conventional cellular systems ...
  • Capacity of multi-antenna ad hoc networks via stochastic geometry 

    Hunter, Andrew Marcus (2012-12)
    This thesis takes as its objective quantifying, comparing, and optimizing multiple-antenna (MIMO) physical layer techniques in dense ad hoc wireless networks. A framework is developed from the spatial shot noise interference ...
  • Design of platforms for computing context with spatio-temporal locality 

    Ziotopoulos, Agisilaos Georgios (2011-05)
    This dissertation is in the area of pervasive computing. It focuses on designing platforms for storing, querying, and computing contextual information. More specifically, we are interested in platforms for storing and ...
  • Fractional frequency reuse for multi-tier cellular networks 

    Novlan, Thomas David (2012-05)
    Modern cellular systems feature increasingly dense base station deployments, augmented by multiple tiers of access points, in an effort to provide higher network capacity as user traffic, especially data traffic, increases. ...
  • Fundamentals of distributed transmission in wireless networks : a transmission-capacity perspective 

    Liu, Chun-Hung (2011-05)
    Interference is a defining feature of a wireless network. How to optimally deal with it is one of the most critical and least understood aspects of decentralized multiuser communication. This dissertation focuses on ...
  • Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks 

    Dhillon, Harpreet Singh (2013-12)
    The increasing complexity of heterogeneous cellular networks (HetNets) due to the irregular deployment of small cells demands significant rethinking in the way cellular networks are perceived, modeled and analyzed. In ...
  • Integrated cellular and device-to-device networks 

    Lin, Xingqin (2014-12)
    Device-to-device (D2D) networking enables direct discovery and communication between cellular subscribers that are in proximity, thus bypassing the base stations (BSs). In principle, exploiting direct communication between ...
  • Limited feedback MIMO for interference limited networks 

    Akoum, Salam Walid (2012-12)
    Managing interference is the main technical challenge in wireless networks. Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) methods are key components to overcome the interference bottleneck and deliver higher data rates. The most ...
  • Load balancing in heterogeneous cellular networks 

    Singh, Sarabjot, active 21st century (2014-12)
    Pushing wireless data traffic onto small cells is important for alleviating congestion in the over-loaded macrocellular network. However, the ultimate potential of such load balancing and its effect on overall system ...
  • A stochastic geometry analysis of cooperative wireless networks powered by energy harvesting 

    Khan, Talha Ahmed (2015-05)
    Energy harvesting technology is essential for enabling green, sustainable and autonomous wireless networks. In this report, a large-scale wireless network with energy harvesting transmitters is considered, where a group ...