IEEE 802.11 and 802.16 Cooperation Within Multi-Radio Stations
In this paper, the authors address the problem of the cooperative functioning of two communication standards, namely, IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.16, within a single multi-radio station. The concept of the media access control coordination is discussed, which enables the simultaneous operation of the above standards. The design issues of the aforementioned approach are considered, together with a set of different coordination algorithms. These algorithms are compared and a simple approach to estimate their performance is demonstrated. The precision of the introduced estimation is checked with simulation.