Effective area spectral efficiency for wireless communication networks with interference management
In this paper, we introduce a new metric, namely, effective area spectral efficiency (EASE), to quantify the spectral efficiency as well as the spatial properties of point-to-point transmission systems and decode and forward (DF) relaying communications networks with interference management. For each transmission mode, we derive a closed-form expression for the maximum transmission range under Rayleigh fading environment. Based on the maximum transmission range, we define and derive the average affected area and the average ergodic capacity. We then introduce the EASE expression to quantify the spatial spectral utilization efficiency. For DF relaying, the EASE metric is based on a newly introduced index, namely, source relay communication index (SRCndx). SRCndx is used to validate the communication possibility between a source and a relay for given transmission parameters in a given environment and provides information about the necessity of using relaying communications. Through mathematical analysis and numerical examples, we show that the EASE metric provides a new perspective on the design of wireless transmissions, especially the transmission power selection process. © 2015, Omri et al.