BE R&D Projects in Communications Showcase (ACT Chapter of the IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Societies seminar)

In this seminar, two BE R&D students will showcase their research work in communications, which has led to publications.


Talk 1: Computing Exact Closed-Form Distance Distributions in Arbitrarily-Shaped Polygons with Arbitrary Reference Point

Presenter: Ross Pure (ENGN2706 project in Sem 1, 2014)

Abstract: We propose and implement an algorithm to compute the exact cumulative density function (CDF) of the distance from an arbitrary reference point to a randomly located node within an arbitrarily shaped (convex or concave) simple polygon. Using this result, we also obtain the closed-form probability density function (PDF) of the Euclidean distance between an arbitrary reference point and its i th neighbor node when N nodes are uniformly and independently distributed inside the arbitrarily shaped polygon. The implementation is based on the recursive approach proposed by Ahmadi and Pan in order to obtain the distance distributions associated with arbitrary triangles. The algorithm proposed by Ahmadi and Pan is extended for arbitrarily shaped polygons by using a modified form of the shoelace formula. This modification allows tractable computation of the overlap area between a disk of radius r centered at the arbitrary reference point and the arbitrarily shaped polygon, which is a key part of the implementation. The obtained distance distributions can be used in the modeling of wireless networks, especially in the context of emerging ultra-dense small cell deployment scenarios, where network regions can be arbitrarily shaped.


Talk 2: Performance Comparison of Device-to-Device Mode Selection Schemes,

Presenter: Daniel Marshall (ENGN3706 project in Sem 2, 2014)

Abstract: In this work, we build a unified analytical framework that allows for analysis and comparison of three device-to-device (D2D) mode selection schemes proposed in the literature to date, namely the distance cut-off scheme, the link gain scheme and the guard zone scheme. In the framework we adopt Poisson point process (PPP) assumptions to model the cellular and D2D interference, respectively. Using stochastic geometry, we derive easy to implement expressions for the success probability at a typical base station (BS) and a typical D2D receiver (RX) in an underlay in-band D2D-enabled single tier cellular network. Comparing the derived analytical results with simulations, we show that the PPP assumptions are accurate for the success probability at the BS. Moreover, they provide a good approximation for the success probability at the D2D RX when the D2D RX is located close to the cell edge. Furthermore, the distance cut-off scheme generally outperforms other mode selection schemes.


Date & time

11am–12pm 26 November 2015


Room:A105 Seminar Room

External speakers

Ross Pure (student)
Daniel Marshall (student)


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