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New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry$
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Wilfrid S. Kendall and Ilya Molchanov

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232574

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.001.0001

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Stochastic Geometry and Telecommunications Networks

Stochastic Geometry and Telecommunications Networks

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(p.520) 16 Stochastic Geometry and Telecommunications Networks
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New Perspectives in Stochastic Geometry
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Sergei Zuyev

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232574.003.0016

Just as queueing theory revolutionized the study of circuit switched telephony in the twentieth century, stochastic geometry is gradually becoming a necessary theoretical tool for modelling and analysis of modern telecommunications systems, in which spatial arrangement is typically a crucial consideration in their performance evaluation, optimization or future development. In this survey we aim to summarize the main stochastic geometry models and tools currently used in studying modern telecommunications. We outline specifics of wired, wireless fixed and ad hoc systems and show how stochastic geometry modelling helps in their analysis and optimization. Point and line processes, Palm theory, shot‐noise processes, random tessellations, Boolean models, percolation, random graphs and networks, spatial statistics and optimization: this is a far from exhaustive list of techniques used in studying contemporary telecommunications systems and which we shall briefly discuss.

Keywords:   telecommunications, performance evaluation, optimization, wired, wireless, point and line processes, Palm theory, shot-noise processes, random tessellations, Boolean models, Percolation

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