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A survey on next generation mobile WiMAX networks: objectives, features and technical challenges

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4 Author(s)
Papapanagiotou, I. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA ; Toumpakaris, D. ; Jungwon Lee ; Devetsikiotis, M.

In order to meet the requirements of 4G mobile networks targeted by the cellular layer of IMT-advanced, next generation mobile WiMAX devices based on IEEE 802.16m will incorporate sophisticated signal processing, seamless handover functionalities between heterogeneous technologies and advanced mobility mechanisms. This survey provides a description of key projected features of the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layers of 802.16m, as a major candidate for providing aggregate rates at the range of Gbps to high-speed mobile users. Moreover, a new unified method for simulation modeling, namely the evaluation methodology (EVM), introduced in 802.16m, is also presented.

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Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Fourth Quarter 2009

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