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An Integrated Voice/Data System for VHF/UHF Mobile Radio

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4 Author(s)
Mahmoud, S.A. ; Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Wai-Yip Chan ; Riordon, J. ; Aidarous, S.E.

This paper presents the basic architecture and performance of a mobile radio multiaccess voice/data system. Natural pauses in conversational speech allow bandwidth saving through interleaving of data packets and talkspurts from different voice sources. A speech detector designed specifically for the mobile environment is presented. Blocking and delay performance of the multiaccess uplink is analyzed for voice traffic, assuming no traffic effects from the low priority data packets. Performance results from simulation are then presented for two downlink strategies in a two-hop virtual circuit in which a base station acts as a relay. The results verify also that the uplink analysis is valid for low voice traffic. For the data traffic, simulation results are presented in terms of data packet transmission delay and probability of collision with talkspurts. The results indicate that data flow may be limited by the collision factor. This work concludes that relative to conventional radio telephoning in which two channels are dedicated to each transmitter/receiver pair, a bandwidth reduction of 30-35 percent can be achieved.

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 6 )