Accession Number:

AD0729768

Title:

Signal Detection in a Multi-User Random Access Channel,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The analysis of a problem relating to the design of a hardware system to allocate channel capacity among users is discussed. This report considers an ensemble of radio signals consisting of a number of individual signals of random duration turned on and off at random times and sharing a common radio band. A general expression is developed for the autocorrelation function of the ensemble from which the optimum receiver design can be deduced by well-known methods. Numerical examples are included of the particular case of a Poisson distribution of messages having fixed duration. Results are applicable to many modern communication problems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE