Mobility

Admission Control and Flow Scheduling for IEEE 802.16WiMAX Networks with QoS Requirements

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Executive Summary

Multihop WiMAX networks show a lot of promise as the last mile in broadband connections for streaming audio and video to users. Such WiMAX networks are based on IEEE 802.16, which specifies the service classes for Quality of Service (QoS), but leaves the admission and scheduling mechanisms open. This paper presents a flow admission control and scheduling scheme for multihop WiMAX networks based on IEEE 802.16. The authors' admission control and scheduling scheme ensures that the various QoS parameters for the 802.16 service classes are met. They present their flow admission control and scheduling scheme and simulation results for this scheme.

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