Date Added: Jan 2013
In this paper, the authors consider a random multiple-access system under the control of the Binary Exponential Backoff (BEB) algorithm. They account for the time frame structure, as well as for the possibility of a data loss. An alternative approach to calculating the BEB algorithm saturation rate is demonstrated and extended for the above system features. The results of this paper may be used for optimizing BEB parameters at the bandwidth reservation stage in IEEE 802.16 and at the data transmission stage in IEEE 802.11 telecommunication standards.