Personal Satellite Services. 5th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2013, Toulouse, France, June 27-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Physical Channel Access (PCA): Time and Frequency Access Methods Simulation in NS-2

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-02762-3_16,
        author={Nicolas Kuhn and Olivier Mehani and Huyen-Chi Bui and J\^{e}r\~{o}me Lacan and Jos\^{e} Radzik and Emmanuel Lochin},
        title={Physical Channel Access (PCA): Time and Frequency Access Methods Simulation in NS-2},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. 5th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2013, Toulouse, France, June 27-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2013},
        month={10},
        keywords={simulation physical channel access time and frequency access methods},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-02762-3_16}
    }
    
  • Nicolas Kuhn
    Olivier Mehani
    Huyen-Chi Bui
    Jérôme Lacan
    José Radzik
    Emmanuel Lochin
    Year: 2013
    Physical Channel Access (PCA): Time and Frequency Access Methods Simulation in NS-2
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02762-3_16
Nicolas Kuhn,*, Olivier Mehani1,*, Huyen-Chi Bui2,*, Jérôme Lacan2,*, José Radzik2,*, Emmanuel Lochin2,*
  • 1: NICTA
  • 2: University of Toulouse
*Contact email: nicolas.kuhn@nicta.com.au, olivier.mehani@nicta.com.au, huyen-chi.bui@isae.fr, jerome.lacan@isae.fr, jose.radzik@isae.fr, emanuel.lochin@isae.fr

Abstract

We present an NS-2 module, Physical Channel Access (PCA), to simulate different access methods on a link shared with Multi-Frequency Time Division Multiple Access (MF-TDMA). This technique is widely used in various network technologies, such as satellite communication. In this context, different access methods at the gateway induce different queuing delays and available capacities, which strongly impact transport layer performance. Depending on QoS requirements, design of new congestion and flow control mechanisms and/or access methods requires evaluation through simulations.