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Tipo di prodottoContributo in volume
TitoloMobile WiMAX Performance Investigation
Anno di pubblicazione2010
Tipologia di contributo in volume-
Autore/iA. Bazzi, G. Leonardi, G. Pasolini, O. Andrisano
Affiliazioni autoriO. Andrisano, Università di Bologna, associato IEIIT-CNR A. Bazzi, Ricercatore III livello IEIIT-CNR G. Leonardi, assegnista IEIIT-CNR G. Pasolini, Università di Bologna, associato IEIIT-CNR
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  • inglese
SintesiThe IEEE802.16-2004 Air Interface standard (IEEE Std 802.16-2004, 2004), which is the basis of the WiMAX technology, is the most recent solution for the provision of fixed broadband wireless services in a wide geographical scale and proved to be a real effective solution for the establishment of wireless metropolitan area networks (WirelessMAN). On February 2006, the IEEE802.16e-2005 amendment (IEEE Std 802.16e-2005, 2006) to the IEEE802.16-2004 standard has been released, which introduced a number of features aimed at supporting also users mobility, thus originating the so-called Mobile-WiMAX profile. Currently IEEE802.16 Task Group (TG) and WiMAX Forum are developing the next generation Mobile-WiMAX that will be defined in the future IEEE802.16m standard (Ahmadi, 2009; Li et al., 2009). Although the Mobile-WiMAX technology is being deployed in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and in the Mideast, there are still ongoing discussions about the potential of this technology. What is really remarkable, in fact, with regard to the Mobile-WiMAX profile, is the high number of degrees of freedom that are left to manufacturers. The final decision on a lot of very basic and crucial aspects, such as, just to cite few of them, the bandwidth, the frame duration, the duplexing scheme and the up/downlink traffic asymmetry, are left to implementers. If follows that the performance of this technology is not clear yet, even to network operators. This consideration motivated our work, which is focused on the derivation of an analytical framework that, starting from system parameters and implementation choices, allows to evaluate the performance level provided by this technology, carefully taking all aspects of IEEE802.16e into account. In particular, the analysis starts from the choices to be made at the physical layer, among those admitted by the specification, and "goes up" through the protocol pillar to finally express the application layer throughput and the number of supported voice over IP (VoIP) users, carefully considering "along the way" all characteristics of the the medium access control (MAC) layer, the resource allocation strategies, the overhead introduced, the inherent inefficiencies, etc. Let us remark that the analytical framework described in the following can be used not only as a mean to gain an insight into the IEEE802.16e performance, but, above all, to drive the choices of network operators in terms of system configuration. This is particularly true considering that beside the model derivation, here we provide criteria, equations and algorithms to make the best choices from the viewpoint of the system efficiency.
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Pagine da361
Pagine a384
Pagine totali24
Titolo del volumeRadio Communications
Numero volume della serie/collana-
Curatore/i del volumeAlessandro Bazzi
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Parole chiaveWiMAX, performance
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Note/Altre informazioniThis is the 19th chapter of the book "Radio Communications", INTECH
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  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
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    Area disciplinareComputer Science & Engineering
    Area valutazione CIVRIngegneria industriale e informatica
    CollanaRadio communications
    NoteISBN: 978-953-307-091-9, pp. 712 Libro curato da: A. Bazzi