Implementation and Evaluation of Scheduling Algorithms in Point-to-Multipoint Mode in Wimax Networks
The demand for high-speed broadband wireless systems is increasing rapidly and is fuelled by demand for bandwidth intensive applications like audio and video streaming. IEEE 802.16 based Wimax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is expected to emerge as major player as Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technology providing voice, data and video services with different type of QoS (Quality of Service). Selection of proper Scheduling algorithm is crucial component in QoS provisioning over such Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) network. The ideal scheduling algorithm is expected to have a multi-dimensional objective of satisfying QoS requirements of the users, maximizing system utilization and ensuring fairness among the users.