|Title||Statistical Cross Layer Adaptation in Fast Fading Mobile Satellite Channels|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Rico-Alvariño, A, Arnau, J, Mosquera, C|
|Conference Name||Globecom 2013 - Symposium on Selected Areas in Communications (GC13 SAC)|
|Conference Location||Atlanta, USA|
|Keywords||dynacs, fast fading channels, link adaptation, mobile satellite, satcom|
Link adaptation in mobile satellite channels is difficult because of the large propagation delays, the frequent signal blockage and the variation of the channel statistics. In this paper, we propose a cross-layer link adaptation strategy that exploits statistical, long-term CSI to increase the throughput when some retransmissions are available; this increase is obtained while meeting a target outage probability constraint. Our strategy takes as inputs the estimated packet error rates of the available modulation and coding schemes (MCS) and their rates; as an output, it returns the optimum sequence of MCS to be used. Results will also show that simple information acquisition strategies can still provide very good results.