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Analysis of public safety traffic on trunked land mobile radio systems

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5 Author(s)
D. S. Sharp ; Planetworks Consulting Corp., Vancouver, BC, Canada ; N. Cackov ; N. Laskovic ; Qing Shao
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Mobile radio systems for public safety and agencies engaged in emergency response and disaster recovery operations must support multicast voice traffic. In this paper, we analyze the distribution of call interarrival and call holding times for multicast voice (talk group) traffic on a transmission trunked mobile radio system. In such systems, the channel is held only while a user is making a call (while the push-to-talk key is pressed and the radio is transmitting). We find that the call interarrival time distributions are exponential and exhibit tendency toward long-range dependence. The call holding times best fit lognormal distributions and are not correlated. A potentially important implication of these findings is that performance estimation methods that assume memoryless Markov arrival and departure processes may not be viable approaches.

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 7 )