A survey on scheduling in IEEE 802.16 mesh mode

Date
2010
Authors
Kas, M.
Yargicoglu, B.
Korpeoglu, I.
Karasan, E.
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IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
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1553-877X
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
205 - 221
Language
English
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Article
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IEEE 802.16 standard (also known as WiMAX) defines the wireless broadband network technology which aims to solve the so called last mile problem via providing high bandwidth Internet even to the rural areas for which the cable deployment is very costly. The standard mainly focuses on the MAC and PHY layer issues, supporting two transmission modes: PMP (Point-to-Multipoint) and mesh modes. Mesh mode is an optional mode developed as an extension to PMP mode and it has the advantage of having an improving performance as more subscribers are added to the system using multi-hop routes. In 802.16 MAC protocol, mesh mode slot allocation and reservation mechanisms are left open which makes this topic a hot research area. Hence, the focus of this survey will mostly be on the mesh mode, and the proposed scheduling algorithms and performance evaluation methods. © 2010 IEEE.

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Centralized scheduling, Distributed scheduling, IEEE 802.16, Mesh networks, WiMAX, Ad hoc networks, Air traffic control, Internet protocols, Interoperability, Optical communication, Real time systems, Rural areas, Scheduling algorithms, Surveys
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