Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
In this paper, the authors explain about the performance of random access backoff algorithm in Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, taking the physical loss into account. Analytical results are developed for system performance metrics including throughout, drop probability and medium access delay. All these analytical results are verified with simulation. Performance of the backoff algorithm under different parameter settings is compared in a typical scenario of LTE. The performance results provide useful insights on optimal backoff parameter settings. For example, under a physical loss probability of 1%, the optimal backoff window size should be set to 1 and the attempt limit set to 2 or 3.