On the Meta Distribution of Coverage Probability in Uplink Cellular Networks

Hesham Elsawy, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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This letter studies the meta distribution of coverage probability (CP), within a stochastic geometry framework, for cellular uplink transmission with fractional path-loss inversion power control. Using the widely accepted Poisson point process (PPP) for modeling the spatial locations of base stations (BSs), we obtain the percentiles of users that achieve a target uplink CP over an arbitrary, but fixed, realization of the PPP. To this end, the effect of the users activity factor (p) and the path-loss compensation factor () on the uplink performance are analyzed. The results show that decreasing p and/or increasing reduce the CP variation around the spatially averaged value.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1625-1628
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 7 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by the Sensor Research Initiative through the Office of Sponsored Research at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia.


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