Christian Kissling

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—In this paper, a novel enhancement of the well known ALOHA random access mechanism is presented which largely extends the achievable throughput compared to traditional ALOHA and provides significantly lower packet loss rates. The novel mechanism, called Contention Resolution-ALOHA (CRA), is based on transmitting multiple replicas of a packet in an(More)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently found in childhood and persists in about 50% of cases into adulthood. Several studies demonstrate a relationship between ADHD, circadian rhythmicity and sleeping disturbances in unmedicated ADHD patients. Since ADHD is a very complex disease with a high genetic load involving multiple genes of(More)
OBJECTIVE Amygdala volume has been associated with drug craving in cocaine addicts, and amygdala volume reduction is observed in some alcohol-dependent subjects. This study sought an association in alcohol-dependent subjects between volumes of reward-related brain regions, alcohol craving, and the risk of relapse. METHOD Besides alcohol craving, the(More)
—Contention Resolution Diversity Slotted ALOHA (CRDSA) and its burst degree optimizations (CRDSA++, IRSA) make use of MAC burst repetitions and Interference Cancellation (IC) making possible to reach throughput values as high as T 0.8 in practical implementations, whereas for the traditional slotted ALOHA T 0.37. However, these new techniques introduce a(More)
Aggressive behavior is influenced by variation in genes of the serotonergic circuitry and early-life experience alike. The present study aimed at investigating the contribution of polymorphisms shown to moderate transcription of two genes involved in serotonergic neurotransmission (serotonin transporter, 5HTT, and monoamine oxidase A, MAOA) to the(More)
Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly heritable, environmental conditions play an important role in its manifestation during childhood development. Here, we report the results of an investigation on the interaction of adverse childhood environment with a functional polymorphism of the serotonin transporter promoter gene(More)
The paper presents an approach to optimize the use of satellite capacity in DVB-S2 forward links. By reducing the so-called safety margins, in the adaptive coding and modulation technique, it is possible to increase the spectral efficiency at expenses of an increased BER on the transmission. The work shows how a system can be tuned to operate at different(More)
—Recent advances in Random Access (RA), improving throughput and loss rates, make the usage of such technique particularly interesting to complement Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) channels for the return link of satellite systems. In this paper, a novel approach for the integration of the two access strategies aimed at transmission delay(More)