Date Added: Nov 2011
In this paper, an adaptive scheduling packets algorithm for the uplink traffic in WiMAX networks is proposed. The proposed algorithm is designed to be completely dynamic, mainly in networks that use various Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCSs). Using a cross-layer approach and the states of the uplink virtual queues in the base station, it was defined a new deadlines-based scheme, aiming at limiting the maximum delay to the real-time applications. Moreover, a method which interacts with the polling mechanisms of the base station was developed.