Date Added: Jul 2009
IEEE 802.16 standard suite defines a reservation-based bandwidth allocation mechanism. A SS (Subscriber Station) has to be polled to request bandwidth reservation before transmits uplink data to a BS (Base Station). In this mechanism exist two main polling modes: the unicast polling mode and the contention-based polling mode. The different polling operations in MAC (Medium Access Control) result in different PHY (PHYsical layer) frame structure that deeply affect the performance. Therefore, there should be an optimal scheme to adopt these two polling modes in order to optimize the performance.