Theory and Performance of Frequency Assignment Schemes for Carriers with Different Bandwidths under Demand Assignment SCPC/FDMA Operation

Kenichiro CHIBA  Fumio TAKAHATA  Mitsuo NOHARA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B   No.6   pp.476-486
Publication Date: 1992/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Communication Theory)
satellite communications,  frequency assignment,  multiple bandwidth carriers,  demand assignment,  

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This paper discusses and evaluates, from the viewpoints of definition, analysis, and performance, frequency assignment schemes that enable the efficient assignment of multiple-bandwidth carriers on the transponder in SCPC/FDMA systems with demand assignment operation. The system considered handles carriers of two different bandwidths, and assigns only consecutive slots on the transponder band to broadband carriers. Three types of frequency assignment schemes are proposed, each of which incorporates one or both of two assignment concepts: (1) pre-establishment of assignment priorities on the transponder band, and (2) establishment of broadband slots to guide broadband carrier assignment. Following a definition of the schemes, equations are derived to theoretically analyze performance factors such as call loss for the narrowband and broadband carriers, and system utilization efficiency. Finally, theoretical performance calculated for various traffic and system conditions are presented and evaluated, for the purpose of comparison between the three schemes. Computer simulation results are also presented, to demonstrate the accuracy of the derived equations and to supply data for models too large for theoretical computation. Main results obtained are as follows. (1) Regardless of traffic or system conditions, the assignment scheme incorporating both assignment priorities and broadband slots shows the best performance in terms of broadband call loss and system utilization efficiency. (2) The establishment of broadband slots improves performance when the ratio of broadband traffic to the total traffic volume is high, but worsens performance when the narrowband traffic ratio is higher. (3) All aspects of performance improve with the increase of the total number of assignable slots on the transponder band.