Fast Adaptive S-ALOHA Scheme for Event-Driven Machine-to-Machine Communications
Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communication is now playing a market-changing role in a wide range of business world. However, in event-driven M2M communications, a large number of devices activate 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 forM2M communication systems with bursty traffic. The statistics of consecutive idle and collision slots, rather than the observation in a single slot, are used in FASA to accelerate the tracking process of network status. Furthermore, the fast convergence property of FASA is guaranteed by using drift analysis.