Border Effect of Transmission Coverage in Mobile Wireless Communications

  • Published : 2008.11.30


In this paper, we demonstrate the boundary effect of a deployed regions on the effective coverage of a mobile node. A node coverage area is not uniform throughout the entire deployed region. Assuming a uniform coverage can result in significant error in calculations. In this study, we analyze the behavior of a node's coverage area as a function of its transmission range throughout the entire deployed region. Using this analysis, a mathematical model for effective coverage in mobile wireless communications is created. The mathematical model considers the effect of the deployed regions boundaries on the coverage area of a mobile node. Lastly, we present simulation results to verify the analytical model and to compare this model with that of a uniform coverage.