an:06247241
Zbl 1291.60099
Blaszczyszyn, Bartlomiej; Yogeshwaran, Dhandapani
Clustering and percolation of point processes
EN
Electron. J. Probab. 18, Paper No. 72, 20 p. (2013).
00328484
2013
j
60G55 82B43 60K35 60D05
point process; Boolean model; percolation; phase transition; shot-noise field; perturbed lattices
Let \(\Phi\) be a point process in \({\mathbb R}^d\), the \(d\)-dimensional Euclidean space. For \(r\geq0\) and \(k\geq 1\), the coverage number field is \(V_{\Phi, r}(y) = \sum_{x_i\in \Phi} I[y\in B_r(x_i)]\), where \(B_r(x)\) denotes the Euclidean ball of radius \(r\) centered at \(x\), and \(I[A]\) is the indicator function of \(A\). The \(k\)-covered set is defined as \(C_k(\Phi, r) = \{y: V_{\Phi, r}(y)\geq k\}\). Define the critical radius for \(k\)-percolation as \(r_C^k(\Phi) = \inf\{r:\operatorname{P}(C_k(\Phi, r) \text{ percolates}) >0\}\), where percolation means existence of an unbounded connected subset. Note that \(C_1(\Phi, r)\) is the standard Boolean model or continuum percolation model. The authors show that point processes having voids probabilities and moment measures smaller than a homogeneous Poisson point process (weakly sub-Poisson) exhibit a nontrivial phase transition in the percolation of their level-set coverage models. The authors develop more general methods suitable for the study of percolation of level sets of additive shot-noise fields. Besides \(C_k(\Phi, r)\), the authors apply these methods to study percolation of coverage by a signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio, see [\textit{O. Dousse} et al., J. Appl. Probab. 43, No. 2, 552--562 (2006; Zbl 1154.82311)] in the non-Poisson setting. The rest of the paper is organized as follows. The necessary notions, notations as well as some preliminary results are introduced and recalled in Section 2. In Section 3, the authors state and prove the main results regarding the existence of the phase transition for percolation models driven by sub-Poisson point processes. In Section 4, a Cox point process, which is ``more clustered'' than the Poisson point process and whose Boolean model percolates for arbitrary small radius, is constructed.
Viktor Ohanyan (Erevan)
Zbl 1154.82311