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Efficient medium access control protocol for geostationary satellite systems

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2 Author(s)
Lina, Wang ; Communication Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, P. R. China ; Xuemai, Gu

This paper proposes an efficient medium access control (MAC) protocol based on multifrequency-time division multiple access (MF-TDMA) for geostationary satellite systems deploying multiple spot-beams and onboard processing, which uses a method of random reservation access with movable boundaries to dynamically request the transmission slots and can transmit different types of traffic. The simulation results have shown that our designed MAC protocol can achieve a high bandwidth utilization, while providing the required quality of service (QoS) for each class of service.

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Systems Engineering and Electronics, Journal of  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )