Analysis and Optimization of Full-Duplex Access Point Deployment for WLANs

Song LIU  Wei PENG  Biao HAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E102-B   No.6   pp.1209-1218
Publication Date: 2019/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2018EBP3216
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
Keyword: 
full-duplex,  AP deployment,  WLAN,  ILP,  

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Summary: 
Full-duplex access points (APs) deployment can significantly affect network performance of a wireless local area network (WLAN). Unlike in traditional half-duplex networks, location of a full-duplex AP will affect network coverage quality as well as full-duplex transmission opportunities. However, the effect of full-duplex AP deployment on network performance and the differences between half- and full-duplex AP deployment have not been well investigated yet. In this paper, we first theoretically analyze the effect of full-duplex AP deployment on WLAN throughput. Exact full-duplex transmission probability is derived in presence of Rayleigh fading with different AP locations. Our analysis reveal that a good AP deployment profile can exploit more full-duplex transmission opportunities and greatly improve network performance. The full-duplex AP deployment problem is then formulated as an integer linear programming (ILP) problem in which our objective is to obtain optimized network throughput. Then we develop a heuristic algorithm to solve the formulated problem and optimal deployment profile can be produced. Simulation results validate that the WLAN throughput as well as full-duplex transmission opportunities can be significantly improved by our generated full-duplex AP deployment profile.