A latency and modulation aware bandwidth allocation algorithm for WiMAX base stations

Yi Neng Lin*, Che Wen Wu, Ying-Dar Lin, Yuan Cheng Lai

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Abstract

The mobile WiMAX systems based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 provide high data rate for the mobile wireless network. However, the link quality is frequently unstable owing to the long-distance and air interference and therefore impacts real-time applications. Thus, a bandwidth allocation algorithm is required to be modulation-aware, while further satisfying the latency guarantee, service differentiation and fairness. This work proposes the Highest Urgency First (HUF) algorithm to conquer the above challenges by taking into consideration the adaptive modulation and coding scheme (MCS) and the urgency of requests. Downlink and uplink sub-frames are determined by reserving the bandwidth for the most urgent requests and proportionating the remaining bandwidth for others. Then, independently in the downlink and uplink, the HUF allocates bandwidth to every mobile station according to a pre-calculated U-factor which considers urgency, priority and fairness. Simulation results prove the HUF is modulation-aware and achieves the above three objectives, notably the zero violation rate within system capacity as well as the throughput paralleling to the best of the existing approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings
Pages1408-1413
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Sep 2008
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 31 Mar 20083 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period31/03/083/04/08

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