Uplink Outage Performance of Linear Cellular Networks with Non-Uniform User Distribution

Aroba Khan, University of Sydney
Mohammad Fanaei, Minnesota State University Mankato
Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney


The Wyner model has been extensively used in the literature for analysing cellular networks. Recent studies show that when compared with a grid-based model, this simple model fails to capture key features of a cellular network under different scenarios. Without increasing complexity, a linear network model which uses an average user distance and considers a non-uniform user distribution scenario within cells is proposed. Simulation results show that despite the simplicity, the proposed model can provide a close insight when compared with a grid-based model.