Energy-Efficient QoS Provisioning in Random Access Satellite NDMA Schemes

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Random access approaches in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks are usually incompatible with the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for multimedia traffic, especially when hand-held terminals must operate with a very low signal-to-noise ratio. This paper proposes the Satellite Random Network Diversity Multiple Access (SR-NDMA) protocol that handles multimedia traffic under this context through the combination of a random and scheduled access scheme. The protocol uses a multi-packet receiver, for Single Carrier with Frequency Domain Equalization (SC-FDE) in the uplink, that gradually reduces the packet error rate with additional transmissions. The paper proposes analytical performance models for the throughput, delay and energy efficiency - as long as terminals have finite queues. System parameters are defined to enhance the energy efficiency while satisfying the QoS requirements for limited queue and bit-rate constraints. Results show that the proposed system is energy efficient and provides enough QoS to support multimedia services such as video telephony.
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Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN’13) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …


Conference22nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN’13)
Period1/01/13 → …

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