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Performance of MIMO downlink WiMAX at application layer

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2010 (PIMRC 2010), Istanbul, Turkey
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1281 - 1286
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424480159
StatePublished - Aug 2010
Event21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Sep 2010 → …


Conference21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
Period1/09/10 → …


WiMAX, based on the IEEE 802.16 standard, is designed to support a variety of applications, including voice and multimedia services, through scalable OFDMA, advanced antenna techniques supporting MIMO, and well-defined quality of service classes. This paper presents WiMAX downlink achievable user goodput and operating range for different modulation and coding schemes for SISO and MIMO (both Space Time Block Code (STBC) and Spatial Multiplexing (SM)) connections. The achievable maximum goodput is shown to be between 94.5% and 97.0% of the theoretical data rates. The analysis is then expanded to multiple Subscriber Stations (SSs) and different packet sizes for a specific transmission mode, and also to multiple connections considering an additional real-time polling service (rtPS). The maximum goodput of Unsolicited Grant Service (UGS) is dropped to 51% and 58% when an rtPS is used for multiple connections due to the scheduling type.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation Sponsorship: The first author would like to thank Qualnet Support for their supportive forums and also to Zamri Napiah as well as Rosdiadee Nordin for their comments. The first author is also grateful to the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) of Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for her funding. Terms of use: Copyright © 2010 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE 21st International Conference on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. 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 By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • WiMAX, SM, STBC, goodput, overheads, network


21st International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)

Duration1 Sep 2010 → …

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