Mobile WiMAX MIMO performance analysis: downlink and uplink

M Tran, A Doufexi, AR Nix

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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 contributionMobile WIMAX MIMO performance analysis: downlink and uplink
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference 2008 (PIMRC), Cannes
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424426430
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008
Event19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008) - Cannes, France
Duration: 1 Sept 2008 → …


Conference19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (2008)
Abbreviated titlePIMRC
Period1/09/08 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose 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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  • IEEE 802.16e
  • Mobile WiMAX
  • BWA
  • MIMO


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