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Effect of Acknowledgment Traffic on the Performance of Slotted ALOHA-Code Division Multiple Access Systems

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Sastry, A.R.K. ; Information Sciences Group, Rockwell International Science Center 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks, California 91360

Use of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) in conjunction with slotted ALOHA improves throughput since some of the "collided" packets can be retrieved, although at the expense of enlarged bandwidth. In view of the feasibility of recovery of packets, such schemes are attractive to carry receiver-to-transmitter acknowledgement (ACK) traffic also. The presence of ACK traffic is known to significantly reduce the throughput of slotted ALOHA channels. In this paper, the impact of such ACK traffic on the performance of slotted ALOHA-CDMA schemes is examined in detail for both finite and infinite terminal population. Also, a new performance index called "figure of merit" is introduced, which is very useful in comparing the joint delay-throughput-bandwidth performance of different CDMA schemes.

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Military Communications Conference, 1983. MILCOM 1983. IEEE  (Volume:1 )

Date of Conference:

Oct. 31 1983-Nov. 2 1983