Modeling and Analysis of Finite-Scale Clustered Backscatter Communication Networks

Qiu Wang, Yong Zhou, Hong Ning Dai, Guopeng Zhang, Muhammad Imran, Nidal Nasser

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Backscatter communication (BackCom) is an intriguing technology that enables devices to transmit information by reflecting environmental radio frequency signals while consuming ultra-low energy. Applying BackCom in the Internet of things (IoT) networks can effectively address the power-unsustainability issue of energy-constraint devices. Considering many practical IoT applications, networks are finite-scale and devices are needed to be deployed at hotspot regions organized in clusters to cooperate for specific tasks. This paper considers finite-scale clustered backscatter communication networks (F-CBackCom Nets). To ensure communications, this paper establishes a theoretic model to analyze the communication connectivity of F-CBackCom Nets. Different from prior studies analyzing the connectivity with a focus on the transmission pair located at the center of the network, this paper analyzes the connectivity of a transmission pair located in an arbitrary location, because the performance of transmission pairs potentially varies with their network location. Extensive simulations validate the accuracy of our analytical model. Our results show that the connectivity of a transmission pair can be affected by its network location. Our analytical model and results can offer beneficial implications for constructing F-CBackCom Nets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2023 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Communications for Renaissance
EditorsMichele Zorzi, Meixia Tao, Walid Saad
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674628
ISBN (Print)9781538674635
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2023 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 May 20231 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2023
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Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Backscatter communications
  • cluster network
  • connectivity
  • finite network
  • stochastic geometry


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