The effect of channel-exit protocols on the performance of finite population radom-access systems Journal Article uri icon



  • Random-access systems (RAS) for collision-type channels have been studied extensively under the assumption of an infinite population which generates a Poisson arrival process. If the population is finite and if the (practically desirable) free-access channel-access protocol is used, then it is shown that the specification of a channel-exit protocol is crucial for the stability and the fairness of the RAS. Free-exit and blocked-exit protocols are analyzed and it is concluded that the p-persistent blocked-exit protocol provides the mechanisms to assure stability and fairness for a wide range of arrival process models.

publication date

  • May 1, 1987

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • August 30, 2023 12:01 PM

Full Author List

  • Mathys P; Faltings BV

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0163-5999

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 256

end page

  • 267


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