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Design and Implementation of IEEE 802.16 MAC Layer Simulator


Malik Muhammad Asim, Muid Mufti


Vol. 9  No. 8  pp. 53-59


The IEEE 802.16 provides wireless broadband access for Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN). Due to support for mobility and high bandwidth, it has captured everyone’s attention. Cost of the deploying IEEE 802.16 equipment is high, so, it is vital that the network is simulated before deployment. This paper presents the design of 802.16 MAC simulator which implements true frame format, with TDM / TDMA and TDD. QoS and Admission control is also simulated by designing Bandwidth and Service Flow Managers. Simulation topology for a typical wireless network is also presented.


Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, Simulator, Quality of Service, Medium Access Control