Single-frequency packet network using stack algorithm and multiple base stations

N. D. Vvedenskaya, J. P.M.G. Linnartz

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This paper evaluates a new method to combine contiguous frequency reuse with random access in wireless packet-switched networks. We consider a radio network with two base stations receiving packets transmitted by a large population of mobile users. Both stations share the same channel and therefore transmissions to one base station in one cell interfere with transmissions to the other base station in the other cell. A simulation of a two-cell system is performed, to study the interaction of retransmission traffic in two cells. To consider the performance of such system analytically, we model a one-cell system with time-varying channel properties: If only one station is receiving messages from its cell, the channel is assumed to be in “good state”; if terminals in both cells are busy the channels are assumed to be in “bad state”. For conflict resolution, the stack-algorithm is used. The packet delay is calculated. Our results confirm that in wireless packet networks, it is advantageous to allow neighbouring cells to share the same channel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBroadband Communications
Subtitle of host publicationNetworks, Services, Applications, Future Directions - 1996 International Zurich Seminar on Digital Communications, IZS 1996, Proceedings
EditorsB. Plattner
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540608958, 9783540608950
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Zurich Seminar On Digital Communications, IZS 1996 - Zürich, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Feb 199623 Feb 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Zurich Seminar On Digital Communications, IZS 1996


  • Cellular radio networks
  • Markov communication channels
  • Multiple access
  • Packet delay
  • Packet radio
  • Receiver capture
  • Stack algorithm
  • Wireless networks


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