Enhanced irregular repetition slotted ALOHA with degree distribution adjustment in satellite network

Haoge Jia, Zuyao Ni, Chunxiao Jiang, Linling Kuang, Song Guo, Jianhua Lu

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Random access is a key technology in satellite communication, as a large number of machine- type communication (MTC) terminals accessing the satellite makes it difficult to guarantee the access quality. Irregular repetition slotted ALOHA (IRSA) is one random access protocol relying on transmitting irregular number of replicas in multiple time slots, achieving a peak throughput at 0.8 in practical implementations. However, the probability of sending a certain number of replicas stays the same when given degree distribution, without considering the effects of different loads, which means there are extra useless packets sent and brings power waste in IRSA. Therefore, enhanced irregular repetition slotted ALOHA (EIRSA) based on tracking degree distribution control (TDDC) algorithm is proposed in this paper with adaptive degree distribution adjustment scheme to reduce the number of replicas while maintaining the same access performance with adaptation. Simulation results show that proposed protocol can achieve higher performance at the same power level and it is adaptive to load change.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201913 Dec 2019


Conference2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics


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