Communications Using Channels Formed by Meteor Bursts
Final rept. 1 Jul 1985-30 Nov 1988
CITY COLL NEW YORK COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS LAB
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We propose to study the use of the meteor burst channel in communication systems by investigating the following important aspects 1 The development and enhancement of an accurate and reliable channel model based on recently available empririal data. Analysis of this model results in analytical expressions for communication parameters such as channel duration and throughput to be used as design and analysis tools. 2 The optimization of throughput for fixed transmission rate under the constraint of a given maximum bit error rate. This will demonstrate the room for improvement in existing systems using constant transmission rate. 3 The feasibility of efficiently communicating over the MBC using variable bit rate and employing a feedback protocol to monitor the channel. This approach will dramatically improve the throughput in comparison with constant transmission rate systems. 4 Analysis of Automatic-Repeat-Request ARQ Transmission over MBC by studying performance measures such as duty cycle, throughput and waiting time as a function of packet length, coding, data rate and modulation technique.
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