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A Modified Selective-Repeat Type-II Hybrid ARQ System and Its Performance Analysis

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2 Author(s)
Yu-Ming Wang ; Northwestern Telecommunication Engineering Institute, China ; Shu Lin

The hybrid ARQ scheme with parity retransmission for error control, recently proposed by Lin and Yu [1], [2], is quite robust. This scheme provides both high system throughput and high system reliability. In this paper, a modified Lin-Yu hybrid ARQ scheme is presented. The modified scheme provides a slightly better throughput performance than the original Lin-Yu scheme; however, it is more flexible in utilizing the error-correction power of a code. The modified scheme can be incorporated with a rate 1/2 convolutional code using Viterbi decoding. Furthermore, the pure selectiverepeat ARQ is a degenerated case of the modified scheme in selective mode. Lin and Yu analyzed their scheme only for a receiver buffer of size N where N is the number of data blocks that can be transmitted in a round-trip delay interval. No analysis for other buffer sizes was given. In this paper, the throughput performance of the modified Lin-Yu scheme is analyzed for any size of receiver buffer. Consequently, the throughput efficiency of the pure selective-repeat ARQ for any receiver buffer size can be obtained. We also show that the modified scheme achieves the same order of reliability as a pure ARQ scheme.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 5 )