A Reliable Packet Transmission Method for TDMA Based Wireless Multimedia Communications

Katsuhiko KAWAZOE
Yoshihisa SUGIMURA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B    No.3    pp.251-256
Publication Date: 1996/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Advanced Adaptive Radio Communication Technologies)
Category: Access, Network
packet,  multimedia,  personal communication,  TDMA,  fading,  diversity,  

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Multiple TDMA bursts assignment between a base station and a personal terminal will be required for multimedia communications that offers high speed signal transmission such as voice and data simultaneous transmission. This paper proposes a reliable packet transmission method for TDMA based wireless multimedia communications. The proposed method employs an adaptive transmission rate control according to the packet length and a burst diversity technique is applied to improve the frame error rate of a packet. The frame error rate performance has been approximated theoretically by using fade- and infade-duration statistics of a Rayleigh fading channel and a computer simulation has been carried out for two control channels, FACCH/SACCH (Fast/Slow Associated Control CHannel) in the PHS as well as GSM. Both results indicate that the frame error rate is dramatically improved, about one order, when two bursts have different frequency and improved by about 25% when the two bursts have the same frequency.