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On the performance of the unslotted CDMA-ALOHA access protocol for finite number of users, with and without code sharing

Kumar, A and Patil, D (1995) On the performance of the unslotted CDMA-ALOHA access protocol for finite number of users, with and without code sharing. In: Proceedings of the IFIP TC6 Conference 1994 Computer Networks, Architecture and Applications, Jan. 1995, Madras, India, pp. 304-320.

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Abstract

The authors consider a system comprising a finite number of nodes, with infinite packet buffers, that use unslotted ALOHA with code division multiple access (CDMA) to share a channel for transmitting packetised data. They propose a simple model for packet transmission and retransmission at each node, and show that saturation throughput in this model yields a sufficient condition for the stability of the packet buffers; they interpret this as the capacity of the access method. They calculate and compare the capacities of CDMA-ALOHA (with and without code sharing) and TDMA-ALOHA; they also consider carrier sensing and collision detection versions of these protocols. In each case, saturation throughput can be obtained via analysis of a continuous time Markov chain. Finally, they also present some simulation results for mean packet delay

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Chapman & Hall.
Keywords: access protocols;channel capacity;code division multiple access;delays;Markov processes;packet switching;simulation
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10965

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