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Random access and detection performance of Internet of Things for Smart Ocean

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posted on 2020-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lin Bai, Rui Han, Jianwei Liu, Jinho ChoiJinho Choi, Wei Zhang
Over the last decade, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) has been employed as an enabling technology for the smart ocean. As one of the key technologies in the IoT, machine-type communication (MTC) has been considered to support devices’ connectivity. In the MTC, random access is introduced for devices to share a common access channel during the packet transmission with low signaling overhead. However, the collision caused by the presence of multiple devices is inevitable. Since maritime sensors have limited energy sources, in this paper, we propose a relay-aided random access (RARA) scheme for the smart ocean, where re-transmissions are carried out by maritime buoys with relay function, to deal with collisions. In the RARA scheme, a base station (BS) is able to recover multiple collided signal packets simultaneously by using multiuser detection with multiple copies of collided signals forwarded by buoy nodes. As a result, our proposed scheme becomes energy efficient and reliable to be suitable for the smart ocean. Theoretical and simulation results show that a high throughput and a low outage probability can be achieved with a large number of buoy nodes.



IEEE Internet of Things Journal


(Early Access)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Piscataway, N.J.





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