Accession Number : ADA017074

Title :   Satellite Packet Broadcasting to Very Small Earth Stations.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING CENTER RESTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Abramson,Norman

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report analyzes the throughput of an ALOHA channel when compared to a conventional satellite point-to-point channel of the same average power. Results show that in the limit of large numbers of small earth stations, the ALOHA throughput reaches 100% of the point-to-point capacity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ground stations, *Satellite communications, Information systems, Linear systems, Channels, Data rate, Transponders, Capacity(Quantity), Traffic, Signal to noise ratio, Power

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE