Bui, Huyen Chi and Lacan, Jérôme and Boucheret, Marie-Laure Multi-slot coded ALOHA with irregular degree distribution. (2012) In: First International IEEE-AESS Conference in Europe on Space and Satellite Telecommunications (ESTEL), 02-05 Oct 2012, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)
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This paper proposes an improvement of the random multiple access scheme for satellite communication named Multislot coded ALOHA (MuSCA). MuSCA is a generalization of Contention Resolution Diversity Slotted ALOHA (CRDSA). In this scheme, each user transmits several parts of a single codeword of an error correcting code instead of sending replicas. At the receiver level, the decoder collects all these parts and includes them in the decoding process even if they are interfered. In this paper, we show that a high throughput can be obtained by selecting variable code rates and user degrees according to a probability distribution. With an optimal irregular degree distribution, our system achieves a normalized throughput up to 1:43, resulting in a significant gain compared to CRDSA and MuSCA. The spectral efficiency and the implementation issues of the scheme are also analyzed.
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