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The Effect of High-Level Acknowledgment Traffic on the Throughput of ALOHA Channels

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2 Author(s)
Borgonovo, F. ; Dept. of Electron., Politecnico di Milano, Italy ; Fratta, L.

The behavior of the throughput of an ALOHA channel is investigated, taking into account the effect of acknowledgment traffic when the acknowledgment mechanism is provided by high-level protocols. It is shown that the use of redundant ACK packets slightly increases the channel throughput.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 5 )