Go home now Header Background Image
Submission Procedure
share: |
Follow us
Volume 18 / Issue 9

available in:   PDF (612 kB) PS (2 MB)
Similar Docs BibTeX   Write a comment
Links into Future
DOI:   10.3217/jucs-018-09-1194


Network Planning for WiMAX-R Networks

Qiang Liu (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

Min Chen (Seoul National University, Korea)

Jie Zhang (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

Bingwen Shen (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

Zhong Chu (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

Abstract: In this paper, a novel network planning process of the Mobile WiMAX for Railway (WiMAX-R) network is proposed. We first analyze the factors need considered in network planning. After introducing the WiMAX-R network architecture, the WiMAX-R network planning process is presented in detail. The process comprises application analysis, capacity prediction, network parameters configuring, coverage planning, handover planning and network simulation validation. In each step, Mobile WiMAX technical features and railway environment characters are both take into consideration. Finally, we simulated a WiMAX-R planning example based on OPNET platform. The simulation results showed that the designed WiMAX-R network can perfectly satisfy the applicationsÂ’ QoS requirements.

Keywords: IEEE 802.16e, mobile WiMAX, network planning, railway

Categories: C.2.1, C.2.5