In order to lower collision probability, the instant chosen for transmitting broadcast packets within control cycle must be stochastic.
For a number of vehicles in the vicinity as high as N = 40, even with previous consideration, the collision probability of a single broadcast packet would be higher than p > 0.
Collision probability may be dramatically improved only by slotting the channel, which is especially easy in our case because the size of all the packets exchanged by our system will have a constant well-known size.
It should be noticed that a 160 [micro]s high-level slot size accomplishes the condition given to optimize collision probability under our conditions.
Alfano is most recognized for pioneering work in kinetic energy guidance, satellite visibility, high- accuracy orbit determination, continuous-thrust orbit transfers, and collision probability
Among the topics of individual papers were: adaptive pulse width modulation, identification of a tethered satellite using a Kalman Filter, effects of cross correlated covariance on spacecraft collision probability
, and examination of NORAD TLE accuracy using the Iridium Constellation.