Mobile WiMAX System Performance - Simulated Versus Experimental Results
This paper addresses the downlink performance of mobile WiMAX operating at 2.3GHz in an urban environment. The analysis includes a comparison of simulated and experimental results. Simulated Packet Error Rate (PER) versus Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) graphs are generated on a per link-speed basis using a fully compliant 512 carrier mobile WiMAX simulator. Experimental data is gathered using a carrier-class basestation, a mobile-WiMAX enabled laptop, and a suite of application layer logging software. An H264 AVC encoder and IP packetisation unit is used to transmit video to a mobile client. Results show strong agreement in terms of simulated and captured PER.