Most existing contention access schemes are inherently unstable resulting in exponentially deteriorating throughput under increased traffic loads. In this paper, we propose a wide-sense stable, efficient Hexanary-Feedback Contention Access (HFCA) scheme, capable of providing signaling traffic high performance while retaining maximal throughput for wireless access networks. HFCA performs incremental contention resolution via a two-phase process. The two-phase process is augmented with hexanary feedback control facilitated by a Pdf-based Multi-user Estimator (PMER) implemented at the physical layer. We present throughput and stability analyses in which HFCA is shown wide-sense stable, and the strict-sense stability condition is derived. Finally, analytic and simulation results delineate that, HFCA achieves high performance with respect to maximum stable and saturated throughputs, access delay, and blocking probability.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
|Event||IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States|
Duration: 1 Dec 2003 → 5 Dec 2003
|Conference||IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Period||1/12/03 → 5/12/03|