Modeling and Simulation of Power Saving Mechanism for IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMAX
In order to reduce the power consumption of a mobile station, IEEE802.16e introduced the sleep mode to extend the standby time of battery-powered mobile stations. However, existing mainstream simulation platforms do not yet support the sleep mode. Since, simulation tools play increasingly important role in the design, research of network protocols, products and applications, it is of high importance to also have sleep mode support in the popular simulation platforms. This paper describes the design and implementation of a simulation module for sleep mode of IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX based on OPNET WiMAX module.