Modeling and Analysis of Bandwidth Allocation in IEEE 802.16 MAC: A Stochastic Reward Net Approach
Shanmugam Geetha, Raman Jayaparvathy
DOI: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.37085   PDF   HTML     4,874 Downloads   8,781 Views   Citations


In this paper, we present a stochastic reward net (SRN) approach to analyse the performance of IEEE 802.16 MAC with multiple traffic classes. The SRN model captures the quality of service requirements of the traffic classes. The model also takes into account pre-emption, priority and timeout characteristics associated with the traffic classes under consideration. The performance of the system is evaluated in terms of mean delay and normalized throughput considering the on-off traffic model. Our analytical model is validated by simulations.

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S. Geetha and R. Jayaparvathy, "Modeling and Analysis of Bandwidth Allocation in IEEE 802.16 MAC: A Stochastic Reward Net Approach," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2010, pp. 631-637. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.37085.

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