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demand-assignment multiple access [1 record]

Record 1 2008-04-23


Subject field(s)
  • Telecommunications
  • Radiotelephony

In a communications system, a technique for allocating use of bandwidth among multiple users, based on demand.


One of the widely used satellite channel access protocols is demand assigned multiple access (DAMA). This technique matches user demands to available satellite capacity. Satellite channels are grouped together as a bulk asset, and DAMA assigns users variable time slots matching user information transmission requirements. While user notices no change in channel quality, the result is a dramatic increase of up to x4 in communications capacity, number of supported users and networks.


  • Télécommunications
  • Radiotéléphonie

Technique d'accès multiple selon laquelle une voie est assignée à chaque utilisateur sur demande et retournée dans la réserve collective quand la transmission est terminée de manière à ce que d'autres utilisateurs puissent s'en servir.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Telecomunicaciones
  • Radiotelefonía

Técnica que ayuda a las redes de telecomunicaciones por satélite a funcionar eficientemente, de tal manera que permitan a cualquiera de las dos estaciones en tierra utilizar cualquier frecuencia disponible en un transpondedor de satélite.

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