De Belleville, Florestan and Dairaine, Laurent and Fraboul, Christian and Tourneret, Jean-Yves Group size estimation for hybrid satellite/terrestrial reliable multicast. (2004) In: Broadband Communication Systems, BSC’04, join to 18th IFIP World Computer Congress, 22-27 Août 2004, Toulouse, France.
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This paper addresses the problem of group size estimation for hybrid satellite/terrestrial multipoint communications. Estimators based on the maximum likelihood principle are investigated. These estimators assume that a Nack suppression mechanism is implemented at transport layer. The performance of these estimators is studied theoretically and via simulations. The integration of an appropriate group size estimator in a transport mechanism is finally considered.
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