Journal of Computer Networks and Communications / 2009 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Modeling Slotted Aloha as a Stochastic Game with Random Discrete Power Selection Algorithms

Figure 3

Bi-dimensional Markov chain for the game setting. The state of the system is the backlog vector; the first component corresponds to the number of backlogged packets for 𝑚 first mobiles whereas the second component indicates the number of backlogged packets of the tagged mobile 𝑚 + 1 (either 0 or 1).