International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJITCS Vol.5, No.8, Jul. 2013

Priority Based Uplink Scheduling Scheme for WiMAX Service Classes

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Kire Jakimoski, Toni Janevski

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Delay, Jitter, Service Class, Throughput, Uplink Scheduling Scheme, WiMAX


IEEE 802.16 standard supports five different service classes in order to support different needs of the mobile users with different QoS criteria. But, this standard doesn’t specify admission control and scheduling mechanisms and so far many solutions are proposed in the science world. In this paper we propose priority based uplink scheduling scheme for IEEE 802.16 standard that improves the QoS performances of the five WiMAX service classes, especially of the ertPS service class. Simulation experiments and analysis are done choosing the most adequate WiMAX simulator and the ns-2 simulation tool. Traffic load of the ertPS connections is changed from low to high in order to perform detailed performance analysis of the results. Results given in average delay, average jitter and average throughput are evaluated and compared with so far known uplink scheduling mechanism. The results show that our proposed uplink scheduling scheme based on the priority of the service classes improves the QoS performances especially in high loaded scenarios.

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Kire Jakimoski, Toni Janevski,"Priority Based Uplink Scheduling Scheme for WiMAX Service Classes", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.8, pp.66-74, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2013.08.07


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