capacity based

L 3 connectivity

capacity based

L 3 connectivity
l3-new

Based on a probabilistic analysis of achievable capacity on individual links of a random topology, we introduce a novel connectivity metric for wireless ad-hoc networks. We assume a pair of nodes is connected if their bi-directional capacity is more than a given threshold. Our metric is more sophisticated compared to previously proposed metrics of connectivity as it captures the effects of time-varying fading channel, power, and multiple antennas. Our results show that employing radio nodes with multiple antennas enhances the connectivity of fading wireless ad-hoc networks