Effect of MAC control messaging to WiMAX throughput in practical cases

Pekka Ruuska, Esa Piri, Jarmo Prokkola

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    Abstract

    Performance of WiMAX has been widely studied still the MAC protocols’ efficiency in various conditions is not fully understood. We evaluated the earlier studies and realized that none of them provided a detailed analysis, which could be used to assess an operational WiMAX system. This paper presents a novel method to calculate theoretical maximum capacity of both Fixed and Mobile WiMAX. MAC protocol’s efficiency is analyzed in different practical cases and it is shown that with a certain bandwidth, modulation and channel coding the MAC uplink overhead is critical to performance along with the number of active subscriber’s stations and length of MAC PDUs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication8th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2011
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages639-643
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61284-402-2
    ISBN (Print)78-1-61284-403-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event8th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2011 - Aachen, Germany
    Duration: 6 Nov 20119 Nov 2011

    Conference

    Conference8th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, ISWCS 2011
    Abbreviated titleISWCS 2011
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityAachen
    Period6/11/119/11/11

    Keywords

    • Fixed-WiMAX
    • Mobile-WiMAX
    • MAC performance
    • analyzing
    • OFDMA

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