Channel Assignment with Capture for Personal Satellite Communications

Yoshikuni ONOZATO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E78-A    No.7    pp.812-821
Publication Date: 1995/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Mobile Information Network)
data communication,  packet radio networks,  multiple access,  variable length packets,  

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We investigate the multipacket message transmissions and variable length message transmissions in slotted ALOHA systems with capture effect. First, we propose an approach that the transmission power level is controlled probabilistically depending on message length for multipacket messages. We consider the multipacket messages model with capture. We derive explicit equations of the effective channel utilization of the model. It is demonstrated that if we increase the numbar of power levels, we can get more effective channel utilization of the system. Secondly, we propose how to assign the slot size and show that the effective utilization of the channel is improved for variable length messages using the approach proposed for multipacket messages. Channel design issue about length of the slot depending on the number of power levels used for transmission is discussed. Thirdly, we propose the multiple messages per slot model with capture. The analytical results show that the multiple messages per slot model can achieve the highest channel utilization among the models discussed in this paper.

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