Date Added: Jul 2011
Cooperative relay network will be supported in IEEE 802.16m to improve the coverage and performance of mobile broadband wireless access service. In this paper, the authors jointly consider the problem of dynamic service selection and bandwidth allocation in IEEE 802.16m mobile relay networks. Specifically, the Advanced Mobile Stations (AMSs) perform the selection of Advanced Base Station (ABS) and transmission mode (i.e., direct transmission or relay-cooperation transmission) for a better service quality. The ABSs allocate different bandwidth for different transmission modes to maintain the desired queue level at base stations and user distribution for satisfying performance requirements. This problem is challenging when the strategies of both ABSs and AMSs influence each other and the decisions are made dynamically.