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.
|Conference||22nd IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication Networks (ICCCN’13)|
|Period||1/01/13 → …|