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Network Diversity Multiple Access protocols (NDMA) have been shown to considerably outperform previously proposed algorithms. However, several issues in their analysis remain unsolved, particularly under the assumption of imperfect collision-multiplicity detection in asymmetrical system configurations (i.e., configurations where the users have different channel and queuing statistics). To partially fill this gap, this paper presents a detailed study on stability, throughput and delay properties of asymmetrical non-blind NDMA protocols under such imperfect detection assumption. Additionally, the protocol formulation includes a carrier-sense mechanism which is found to improve system performance under finite-SNR environments and which can be useful in assessing the benefits of retransmission diversity on IEEE 802.11 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).
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