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Mobile WiMAX: performance analysis and comparison with experimental results

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Original languageEnglish
Pages1 - 5
JournalIEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, 2008 (VTC 2008-Fall)
Journal publication dateSep 2008
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The demand for broadband mobile services continues to grow. Conventional high-speed broadband solutions are based on wired-access technologies such as digital subscriber line (DSL). This type of solution is difficult to deploy in remote rural areas, and furthermore it lacks support for terminal mobility. Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) offers a flexible and cost-effective solution to these problems. In recent years the WiMAX standard has emerged to harmonise the wide variety of different BWA technologies. The first WiMAX version was based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and offered wireless links to fixed subscribers. The most recent 802.16e standard supports broadband applications to mobile handsets and laptops. This paper analyses the performance of a mobile WiMAX system operating on all link-speeds in an urban microcell. The simulation results are generated using a fully compliant 802.16e simulator and cover important aspects such as link adaptation, packet error rate and throughput. The theory is supported by experimental data captured in an urban microcell environment using a mobile WiMAX basestation. Predicted results are compared with measured data taken from a number of vehicular drive tests. Analysis shows that mobile WiMAX is able to achieve a street-level range of 300-2100m depending on the permitted EIRP level.

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ISBN: 9781424417216 Name and Venue of Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference 2008 (VTC 2008-Fall), Calgary Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) for part-funding this work under the VISUALISE project. Mai Tran would also like to recognise the financial assistance provided by his overseas research studentship. Terms of use: Copyright © 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall 2008). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

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  • IEEE 802.16e, BWA, mobile WiMAX

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68th Vehicular Technology Conference 2008 (VTC 2008-Fall)

Duration1 Sep 2008 → …
CountryCanada
CityCalgary

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