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Performance of slotted ALOHA satellite channels with finite buffer

Ramana, DV and Sarma, VVS (1982) Performance of slotted ALOHA satellite channels with finite buffer. In: IEE Proceedings - Part F: Radar & Signal Processing, 129 (1). pp. 19-24.

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The behaviour of the slotted ALOHA satellite channel with a finite buffer at each of the user terminals is studied. Approximate relationships between the queuing delay, overflow probabilities and buffer size are derived as functions of the system input parameters (i.e. the number of users, the traffic intensity, the transmission and the retransmission probabilities) for two cases found in the literature: the symmetric case (same transmission and retransmission probabilities), and the asymmetric case (transmission probability far greater than the retransmission probability). For comparison, the channel performance with an infinite buffer is also derived. Additionally, the stability condition for the system is defined in the latter case. The analysis carried out in the paper reveals that the queuing delays are quite significant, especially under high traffic conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEE Proceedings - Part F: Radar & Signal Processing
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright 1982 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2009 09:18
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23638

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