On the Performance of Large-Scale Wireless Networks in the Finite Block-Length Regime

Nourhan Hesham, Anas Chaaban

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Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications have stringent delay constraints, and hence use codes with small block length (short codewords). In these cases, classical models that provide good approximations to systems with infinitely long codewords become imprecise. To remedy this, in this paper, an average coding rate expression is derived for a large scale network with short codewords using stochastic geometry and the theory of coding in the finite blocklength regime. The average coding rate and upper and lower bounds on the outage probability of the large-scale network are derived, and a tight approximation of the outage probability is presented. Then, simulations are presented to study the effect of network parameters on the average coding rate and the outage probability of the network, which demonstrate that results in the literature derived for the infinite blocklength regime overestimate the network performance, whereas the results in this paper provide a more realistic performance evaluation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
ISBN (Print)9781728171227
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-08-10
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2018-CRG7-3734.
Acknowledgements: This publication is based upon work supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under Award No. OSR-2018-CRG7-3734.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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