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An Adaptive Retransmission Technique for Use in a Slotted-ALOHA Channel

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3 Author(s)
N. Meisner ; MITRE Corp., Bedford, MA, USA ; J. Segal ; M. Tanigawa

An algorithm for adaptive retransmission in a slottedALOHA communication channel has been designed and implemented. This algorithm maintains the stability of the slotted-ALOHA channel under a wide variety of conditions and provides improvements in the response time of the channel. Simulation was used to test the algorithm for steady-state and impulse response. The algorithm was compared to a binary exponential backoff algorithm by simulation and was found to provide better response time.

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IEEE Transactions on Communications  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 9 )