Per-queue stability analysis of a random access system

Kow Chuen Chang, S. Lam

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In this note, we have extended previous studies of the system stability of buffered ALOHA systems to study an individual queue's stability, i.e., per-queue stability. The main result obtained in this work is a necessary and sufficient per-queue stability condition, which can be computed analytically only for several cases. For other noncomputable cases, we have evaluated several inner and outer bounds. They are generally quite tight for not-so-asymmetric systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1466-1470
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2001


  • Multiaccess systems
  • Per-queue stability
  • Queue stability ordering
  • System stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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