Throughput Efficiency of the Fundamental Multi-Receiver Go-Back-N ARQ Scheme over a Dependent Packet-Error Channel

Satomi AMAKI  Masaharu KOMATSU  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.6   pp.1371-1378
Publication Date: 2002/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Reliability, Maintainability and Safety Analysis
Keyword: 
throughput efficiency,  multi-receiver,  go-back-N ARQ scheme,  Markov error channel,  

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Summary: 
It has been shown that the performances of single-receiver ARQ schemes are largely dependent on the packet-error process, i.e., for dependent packet-error environment, they are under- or over- estimated by analyzing them under the assumption that packet-errors occur at random. While, multi-receiver ARQ's have not been analyzed and evaluated for dependent packet-error process. In this paper, we analyze the throughput efficiency of the fundamental multi-receiver Go-back-N ARQ scheme, which can be implemented very simply, over an unreliable channel modeled by the two-state Markov process. Any receiver erroneously receives a packet with probability inherent to each state. From numerical results, we show that the throughput efficiency of the fundamental multi-receiver Go-Back-N ARQ scheme depends on the number of receivers, round-trip-delay, and the characteristic of the Markov process. Also we show that the throughput efficiency of the fundamental multi-receiver Go-Back-N ARQ scheme for larger decay factor and larger difference between packet error probability at each state is considerably better than that for the random error pattern.