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Throughput enhancement in wireless slotted ALOHA with space-time coding and collision processing

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3 Author(s)
Missaoui, N. ; LETI Dept., ENIS, Sfax, Tunisia ; Kammoun, I. ; Siala, M.

In this paper, we study the throughput enhancement in a wireless slotted ALOHA system, where all users transmit space-time coded information sequences and the destination is able to separate a given number of collided packets. These users operate with the slotted ALOHA protocol to access to the wireless channel resulting in a high probability of collision. To increase the packet throughput of such a system, we propose to separate the collided packets at the destination with a successive interference canceller that performs joint detection: channel estimation and data detection. The multi-user detector that we propose exploits the benefits of both the collision processing and the space-time signature induced by the Alamouti-type space-time block coding to improve the throughput. The validity of the proposed algorithm is highlighted by simulation results.

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Telecommunications, 2009. ICT '09. International Conference on

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25-27 May 2009