An Improved IEEE 802.16 WiMAX Module for the NS-3 Simulator

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IEEE 802.16 WiMAX is a promising new wireless technology for providing broadband ubiquitous network access. As more and more researchers and industrials are interested in simulating such networks, a number of WiMAX simulators have been emerged in the networking community. One of the most recent WiMAX simulator is the one developed for ns-3. This module provides a standard compliant and well designed implementation of the standard and benefits from the major enhancements provided by ns-3 (compared to other network simulators) which has all the capabilities of becoming the leading network simulator in near future. However, this WiMAX module still lacks some important features which motivated this paper.