A flexible and portable WiMAX MAC protocol stack software system

Jin Long Hu*, Di Pang, Ji Hua Zhou, Cui Cui Zhao, Jing Lin Shi

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Abstract

A flexible and portable WiMAX MAC (FPWiMAC) protocol stack software system is proposed to provide a reference design for WiMAX system. By introducing an operating system (OS) abstract layer and a physical layer (PHY) management subsystem, FPWiMAC is independent to operating systems, PHY implementations and hardware platforms. System flexibility is improved by features of dynamic algorithm library, core database and so on. Moreover, the key mechanisms, including downlink data scheduling, two-dimension data mapping, dynamic ranging region allocation, are designed to improve system performances. The tests show that the flexibility and portability of FPWiMAC are good. The features of high bandwidth and low latency can support the quality of service (QoS) requirements of real-time services in IEEE802.16 networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalBeijing Youdian Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Flexible and portable
  • Media access control
  • Protocol stack software
  • WiMAX

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