New multi-access protocol for satellite channels

David H.C. Du, Subbarao Ghanta, Allalaghatta Pavan, Leemay Yen

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We propose here a new random access protocol which is a variation of the ARRA (Announced Retransmission Random Access) scheme for satellite channels. Addition of a small amount of control information in the data frames results in significantly increased capacities. Stations announce their retransmission intent by transmitting control information in a minislot. Conflicts between new transmissions and retransmissions and also those between retransmissions themselves can be completely avoided. With a small control channel overhead, dramatic improvements in capacity and delay over ARRA can be achieved without compromising the simplicity and operational convenience of random access protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780309170
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Part 2 (of 4) - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1993Dec 2 1993

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


OtherProceedings of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Part 2 (of 4)
CityHouston, TX, USA


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