Efficient Accessing of a Multiaccess Channel
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS
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A discrete time multiaccess channel is considered where the outcome of a transmission is either idle, success, or collision, depending on the number of uses transmitting simultaneously. Messages involved in a collision must be retransmitted. An efficient access allocation policy is developed for the case where infinitely many sources generate traffic in a Poisson manner and can all observe the outcomes of the previous transmissions. Its rate of success is .488. Modifications are presented for the cases where the transmission times depend on the transmission outcomes and where observations are noisy.
- Non-Radio Communications