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Improving scalability on reliable multicast communications

Abstract

This paper derives throughput and delay expressions for multicopy-based transmission on reliable multicast communications. The multicopy scheme consists of transmitting a fixed number of packet copies in order to increase the successful reception probability of packets and, consequently, decrease the required number of acknowledgements. For a large number of receivers, the results show a low mean delay and a high throughput. The multicopy strategy also presents a good performance under high error rates and heavy traffic load conditions.

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