Spatial distributions of traffic in a mobile ALOHA network

J. P. Linnartz, J. C. Arnbak

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In a wide-area mobile Aloha network, the central receiver in the base station(s) must handle packets with large differences in received power due to propagation effects, such as Rayleigh fading and the near-far effect. Retransmissions of colliding packets result in relatively more traffic being offered to the channel by distant terminals. Integral transform of the probability density function for the received power proves to be a useful tool for analyzing the channel behavior. A smooth weighting function for the interfering traffic is introduced to calculate the spatial distribution of throughput traffic from a given distribution of offered traffic. Iterative numerical computing is applied for the inverse problem: to obtain the distribution of traffic to be offered (including any necessary retransmissions) that yields a prescribed throughput of packet traffic from a given distance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th European Conference on Electrotechnics, Conference Proceedings on Area Communication
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes
Event8th European Conference on Electrotechnics (EUROCON 1988) - Stockholm, Norway
Duration: 13 Jun 198817 Jun 1988
Conference number: 8


Conference8th European Conference on Electrotechnics (EUROCON 1988)
Abbreviated titleEUROCON 1988


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