A Performance of Selective-Repeat ARQ with Cyclical Multicopy Retransmission

Hirokazu TANAKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E79-A    No.9    pp.1386-1391
Publication Date: 1996/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Information Theory and Its Applications)
Category: Communication/Spread Spectrum
selective-repeat ARQ,  finite buffer,  multicopy retransmission,  mobile satellite communication system,  

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For mobile/personal satellite systems, an ARQ protocol with low transmitter/receiver complexity as well as high throughput performance in a long Round-Trip-Delay (RTD) and even in a bad channel condition is required. In this paper, a new Selective-Repeat (SR) ARQ with multicopy retransmission is proposed and a performance on an AWGN channel is analyzed. The proposed scheme can be viewed as a modified version for SR + Stutter (ST) Scheme 2 [6]. The basic idea of the strategy is to repeat only erroneous blocks stored in the vN block transmitter buffer multiple times, when v consecutive retransmissions in SR mode are received in error, where N denotes RTD in blocks. Numerical analysis and simuration results in the case of N block transmitter/receiver buffer show that the proposed scheme presents better performance than SR + ST scheme 2 of 2N block buffer, especially that the robustness in the high BER region is remarkable.