Performance of an adaptive data-rate MBC system using different FEC codings and ARQ protocols

Baltaci Y., Benjamin R., Nix A.

IEE PROCEEDINGS-COMMUNICATIONS, vol.146, no.2, pp.127-132, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/ip-com:19990110
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-132
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The performance of meteor burst communication using adaptive data-rate modulation is analysed. The transmitted data-rate is a function of the channel state, and is varied in a such way that the probability of bit error is kept constant. Unlike other performance analyses, the message consists of data-packets, thus allowing more realistic ARQ protocols to be analysed. The performance of the system is given in terms of average throughput, probability of successful message completion in a given time span and average waiting time for different message lengths, with or without coding.