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WiMAX Evolution. Emerging Technologies and Applications. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2174156
  • Book
  • January 2009
  • 502 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book presents the evolutionary and visionary developments of WiMAX!

WiMAX Evolution: Emerging Technologies and Applications focuses on the future developments of WiMAX technology. The book discusses the evolutionary aspects of WiMAX, from the physical to the application layer, including visions from industry, standardization and research communities. Several chapters of the book will present very new and unique information as editors and their respective organizations are involved in ongoing international projects on WiMAX, developing advanced WiMAX techniques. The Editors’ in-house WiMAX test-beds enhance the book with privileged and seldom published information on practical issues.

Key features:

  • Presents evolutionary and visionary developments of WiMAX, motivating and inspiring readers to join and continue the developing work
  • Contains chapters with previously unpublished material, including  measurements on real WiMAX equipment and their validation, and introduction of robust header compression in WiMAX, and more
  • Unique results on real WiMAX test-beds
  • Covers WiMAX validation, novel scenarios, applications and business, advanced WiMAX architectures, WiMAX extensions, and WiMAX evolution and future developments
  • Expert authorship with a balanced mix of contributions from highly regarded professionals from top research institutes, industry and academia

This book is an invaluable resource for product developers, research and standardization engineers in industry, professors, research scientists and advanced students in academia. Technology managers and CTOs will also find this book insightful.

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List of Contributors




List of Acronyms

I Introduction

1 Introduction to WiMAX Technology

Wonil Roh and Vladimir Yanover

1.1 Overview of State-of-the-artWiMAX Technology

1.2 WiMAXEvolutionPath


II WiMAX Validation: Validating Current Fixed and

MobileWiMAX Through Advanced Testbeds

2 WiMAX Performance in Practice

Kostas Pentikousis, Esa Piri, Jarno Pinola and Ilkka Harjula

2.1 EmpiricalEvaluationsofWiMAX

2.2 FixedWiMAXTestbedEvaluation

2.3 VoIPOverFixedWiMAX

2.4 IPTVoverfixedWiMAX

2.5 MobileWiMAXTestbedEvaluation

2.6 Summary

2.7 FurtherReading

References .

III Novel Scenarios

3 NovelWiMAX Scenarios for Future BroadbandWireless Access Networks

Pedro Neves, Kostas Pentikousis, Susana Sargento, Marília Curado, Paulo Simões

and Francisco Fontes

3.1 Introduction

3.2 WMANNetworkProvider

3.3 TelemedicineApplications

3.4 EnvironmentalMonitoring .

3.5 Conclusions


4 Pricing in WiMAX Networks

Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Jie Hui and Michael Devetsikiotis

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Economics in Network Engineering

4.3 BuildingthePricingSchemes

4.4 Pricing in DifferentWiMAX Topologies

4.5 Conclusion


IV Advanced WiMAX Architectures

5 WiMAX Femtocells

Chris Smart, Clare Somerville and Doug Pulley

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Architectureof aWiMAXFemtocell

5.3 Femtocell Fundamentals

5.4 Femtocell–Macrocell Interference


6 Cooperative Principles in WiMAX

Qi Zhang, Frank H.P. Fitzek and Marcos D. Katz

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Cooperative Diversity Schemes in Mobile Multihop Relay Based WiMAX


6.3 Cooperative Schemes for Multicast Broadcast Services in WiMAX .

6.4 Network Coding Implementation in the CommercialWiMAX Mobile Device

6.5 Conclusion



7 The Role of WiMAX Technology in Distributed Wide Area Monitoring


Francesco Chiti, Romano Fantacci, Leonardo Maccari, Dania Marabissi and

Daniele Tarchi

7.1 MonitoringwiththeWSNParadigm

7.2 OverallSystemArchitecture

7.3 Efficient Access Management Schemes

7.4 SecureCommunicationsApproaches


8 WiMAX Mesh Architectures and Network Coding

Parag S. Mogre, Matthias Hollick, Christian Schwingenschloegl, Andreas Ziller

and Ralf Steinmetz

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Background on the IEEE 802.16 MeSH Mode

8.3 Design Principles for Network Coding in the IEEE 802.16 MeSH Mode

8.4 EnablingWNC for the IEEE 802.16 MeSH Mode

8.5 RelatedWork

8.6 ConclusionsandOutlook


9 ASN-GWHigh Availability through Cooperative Networking in Mobile

WiMAX Deployments

Alexander Bachmutsky

9.1 Introduction

9.2 ClassicHAImplementation

9.3 Network-based Resiliency Solutions for Routing

9.4 WiMAXNetworkElementsR4/R6HealthManagement 

9.5 R6LoadBalancing

9.6 ASN-GWFailure andRecovery

9.7 N:N Redundancy

9.8 Multi-instance ASN-GW

9.9 The Proposal Summary

9.10 Conclusions

V WiMAX Extensions

10 Robust Header Compression forWiMAX Femto Cells

Frank H.P. Fitzek, Gerrit Schulte, Esa Piri, Jarno Pinola, Marcos D. Katz,

Jyrki Huusko, Kostas Pentikousis and Patrick Seeling


10.1 Introduction

10.2 ROHCinaNutshell

10.3 ScenarioUnder Investigation

10.4 WiMAXandROHCMeasurementSetup

10.5 WiMAXandROHCMeasurementsResults

10.6 Conclusion


11 A WiMAX Cross-layer Framework for Next Generation Networks

Pedro Neves, Susana Sargento, Ricardo Matos, Giada Landi, Kostas Pentikousis,

Marília Curado and Francisco Fontes

11.1 Introduction

11.2 IEEE 802.16 Reference Model

11.3 Cross-layerDesignforWiMAXNetworks

11.4 WEIRD:APracticalCase ofWiMAXCross-layerDesign

11.5 WEIRDFrameworkPerformanceEvaluation

11.6 Summary


12 Speech Quality Aware Resource Control for Fixed and Mobile WiMAX

Thomas Michael Bohnert, Dirk Staehle and Edmundo Monteiro

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Quality of Experience versus Quality of Service Assessment

12.3 Methods for Speech Quality Assessment

12.4 Continuous Speech Quality Assessment for VoIP

12.5 Speech Quality Aware Admission Control for Fixed IEEE 802.16Wireless

12.6 The Idea of an R-score-basedScheduler

12.7 Conclusion


13 VoIP overWiMAX

Rath Vannithamby and Roshni Srinivasan

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Features to Support VoIP overWiMAX

13.3 EnhancedFeatures for ImprovedVoIPCapacity

13.4 SimulationResults

13.5 Conclusion


14 WiMAX User Data Load Balancing

Alexander Bachmutsky

14.1 Introduction

14.2 LocalBreakoutUse forLoadBalancing

14.3 Network-level Load Balancing over Tunneled Interfaces

14.4 Conclusions .

15 Enabling Per-flow and System-wide QoS and QoE in Mobile WiMAX

Thomas Casey, Xiongwen Zhao, Nenad Veselinovic, Jari Nurmi and Riku Jäntti

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Overview

15.3 Per-flow-basedQoSandQoE

15.4 System-wideTools forEnablingQoSandQoE 

15.5 Conclusions


VI WiMAX Evolution and Future Developments

16 MIMO Technologies forWiMAX Systems: Present and Future

Chan-Byoung Chae, Kaibin Huang and Takao Inoue

16.1 Introduction

16.2 IEEE802.16e: Single-user MIMO Technologies

6.3 IEEE802.16m: Evolution Towards Multiuser MIMO Technologies – Part I.


16.4 IEEE802.16m: Evolution Towards Multiuser MIMO Technologies – Part II.


16.5 Conclusion


17 Hybrid Strategies for Link Adaptation Exploiting Several Degrees of

Freedom inWiMAX Systems

Suvra Sekhar Das, Muhammad Imadur Rahman and Yuanye Wang

17.1 Introduction

17.2 LinkAdaptationPreliminaries

17.3 LinkAdaptationAlgorithms

17.4 LinkAdaptationScenario

17.5 PowerAdaptationwithBitAdaptation

17.6 LinkAdaptationConsideringSeveralSystemIssues

17.7 Summary


18 ApplyingWiMAX in New Scenarios: Limitations of the Physical Layer

and Possible Solutions

Ilkka Harjula, Paola Cardamone, Matti Weissenfelt, Mika Lasanen,

Sandrine Boumard, Aaron Byman and Marcos D. Katz

18.1 WiMAXinNewScenarios

18.2 Channel Model for Mountainous Environments

18.3 Mountainous Scenario and Channel Modeling

18.4 BeamformingAlgorithmsandSimulation

18.5 A Timing Synchronization Study in a Mountain Environment .

18.6 Analysis andConclusions


19 Application of Radio-over-Fiber in WiMAX: Results and Prospects

Juan Luis Corral, Roberto Llorente, Valentín Polo, Borja Vidal, Javier Martí,

Jonás Porcar, David Zorrilla and Antonio José Ramírez

19.1 Introduction

19.2 OpticalTransmissionofWiMAXSignals 

19.3 WiMAX-on-FiberApplications

19.4 Conclusions

References .


20 Network Planning and its Part in FutureWiMAX Systems 399

Avraham Freedman and Moshe Levin

20.1 Introduction

20.2 TheNetworkPlanningProcess

20.3 The ImpactofWiMAXonNetworkPlanning

20.4 PlanningofFutureWiMAXNetworks

20.5 Modeling: theKeytoIntegrationofPlanningInformation

20.6 Conclusions


21 WiMAX Network Automation: Neighbor Discovery, Capabilities

Negotiation, Auto-configuration and Network Topology Learning

Alexander Bachmutsky

21.1 Introduction 

21.2 WiMAXNetworkElementsAuto-discovery

21.3 Automatic Learning of the WiMAX Network Topology

21.4 Capabilities Exchange

21.5 AutomaticWiMAXVersionManagement

21.6 AutomatedRoaming

21.7 Conclusion:NetworkAutomationas aWiMAXDifferentiator


22 An Overview of Next GenerationMobile WiMAX: Technology and Prospects

Sassan Ahmadi

22.1 Introduction

22.2 Summary of IEEE 802.16m System Requirements

22.3 Areasof ImprovementandExtensioninMobileWiMAX

22.4 IEEE 802.16m Architecture and Protocol Structure

22.5 IEEE 802.16m Mobile Station State Diagram

22.6 IEEE 802.16m Physical Layer

22.7 IEEE 802.16m MAC Layer

22.8 Conclusions



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Marcos Katz VTT.

Frank H. P. Fitzek University of Aalborg, Denmark.
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