FASA: Accelerated S-ALOHA Using Access History for Event-Driven M2M Communications

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Executive Summary

Supporting massive device transmission is challenging in Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communications. Particularly, in event-driven M2M communications, a large number of devices become activated within a short period of time, which in turn causes high radio congestions and severe access delay. To address this issue, the authors propose a Fast Adaptive S-ALOHA (FASA) scheme for random access control of M2M communication systems with bursty traffic. Instead of the observation in a single slot, the statistics of consecutive idle and collision slots are used in FASA to accelerate the tracking process of network status that is critical for optimizing S-ALOHA systems.

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