Accession Number:

ADA030796

Title:

On Capacity Allocation Strategies for DoD Communication Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1975-Jan 1976

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

315.0

Abstract:

Several allocation strategies are investigated for sharing the satellite capacity among user communities requiring circuit-switched or store- and-forward message-switched communication service. Teletraffic and queueing models are used to obtain analytical results by which the allocation strategies are compared. It is shown that the capacity required to provide a specified grade of service is strongly dependent upon the particular allocation strategy chosen. Therefore, an allocation strategy can be selected which requires less capacity and hence provides more efficient utilization of the satellite capacity for a specified grade of service.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE