Traditionally, a packet with errors, either due to channel noise or collisions, is discarded and needs to be re- transmitted, leading to performance losses. Hybrid Automatic Retransmission reQuest (H-ARQ) and time diversity multipacket reception approaches, such as Network Diversity Multiple Access (NDMA), improve the system performance by requesting addi- tional retransmissions and combining all the signals received together. However, the high round trip delay time associated to satellite networks introduces limitations in the number of retransmission requests that may be issued by the terminals to fulfill the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. This paper considers the design of hybrid protocols combining H-ARQ and NDMA for satellite networks with demand-assigned traffic. The satellite NDMA (S-NDMA) protocol is presented and analytical models are proposed for its performance. Energy efficient QoS provisioning is also analyzed. The proposed system’s performance is evaluated for a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network with a Single-Carrier with Frequency Domain Equalization (SC- FDE) scheme, and compared to H-NDMA. Results show that the proposed system is energy efficient and can provide enough QoS to support high demand services such as video telephony.
|Conference||21th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN’12)|
|Period||1/01/12 → …|