Demand for broadband services continues to grow. Conventional high-speed broadband solutions are based on wired-access technologies, such as digital subscriber line (DSL). This type of solution is difficult to deploy in remote areas, and furthermore it lacks support for terminal mobility. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) offers a flexible and cost-effective solution to these problems. The WiMAX standard has emerged to harmonize the wide variety of different BWA technologies. The most recent WiMAX standard (802.16e) supports broadband applications to mobile terminals and laptops. This paper analyses the performance of a mobile WiMAX system operating in an urban microcell. As an extension to the basic SISO mode, a number of 2x2 MIMO extensions are analysed. Simulated packet error rate and throughput results are presented for each link-speed. The paper highlights the trade-off between peak error-free throughput and robust operation at low SNR.
|Translated title of the contribution||Mobile WIMAX MIMO performance analysis: downlink and uplink|
|Title of host publication||IEEE Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference 2008 (PIMRC), Cannes|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Pages||1 - 5|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2008|
|Event||19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008) - Cannes, France|
Duration: 1 Sept 2008 → …
|Conference||19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008)|
|Period||1/09/08 → …|
Bibliographical noteRose publication type: Conference contribution
Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation
Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) for part-funding this work under the VISUALISE
project. Mai Tran would also like to recognise the financial assistance provided by his Overseas Research Studentship.
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