1st Edition

WiMAX Network Planning and Optimization

Edited By Yan Zhang Copyright 2009
    451 Pages 234 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    This book offers a comprehensive explanation on how to dimension, plan, and optimize WiMAX networks. The first part of the text introduces WiMAX networks architecture, physical layer, standard, protocols, security mechanisms, and highly related radio access technologies. It covers system framework, topology, capacity, mobility management, handoff management, congestion control, medium access control (MAC), scheduling, Quality of Service (QoS), and WiMAX mesh networks and security. Enabling easy understanding of key concepts and technologies, the second part presents practical examples and illustrative figures to explain planning techniques and optimization algorithms. The author provides both theoretical and practical information to ensure in-depth, realistic results.

    WiMAX Fundamentals
    Quality of Service in WiMAX, I. Ahmad and D. Habibi
    Scheduling inWiMAX, A. Haider and R.J. Harris
    QoS and Fairness inWiMAX, A. Iera, A. Molinaro, and S. Pizzi
    Random Access and Contention Strategies in WiMAX, Y. Abdel-Hamid, F. Gebali, and T.A. Gulliver
    Enhanced Hybrid ARQ forWiMAX, M. Moh, T.-S. Moh, and Y. Shih
    Resource Allocation in OFDM-BasedWiMAX, M. Mehrjoo, M. Khattar Awad, and X. (Sherman) Shen
    HandoffManagement in WiMAX, N. Krichene and N. Boudriga
    PowerManagement inMobileWiMAX, G.S. Paschos, I. Papapanagiotou, and T.M. Bohnert
    Multimedia over Mobile WiMAX, W. Wang, D. Peng, H. Wang, H. Sharif, and H.-H. Chen
    Relay-Assisted MobileWiMAX, Y.Q. Bian, Y. Sun, M.W. Webb, and A.R. Nix
    Routing and Scheduling forWiMAX Mesh Networks, J. He, X. Fu, J. Xiang, Y. Zhang, and Z. Tang

    WiMAX Planning and Optimization
    WiMAX: Architecture, Planning, and BusinessModel, A. Yarali and S. Rahman
    WiMAX Networks Dimensioning, K. Ntagkounakis and B. Sharif
    Network Planning for IEEE 802.16j Relay Networks, Y. Yu, V. Genc, S. Murphy, and L. Murphy
    Automatic Configuration and Optimization ofWiMAX Networks, X. Huang and J. Luo
    Automatic and Optimized Cell-Mesh Planning inWiMAX, R.C. Hincapié and R. Bustamante Miller
    Capacity Planning and Design of WiMAX Access Networks, S. Srivastava, A. Girard, and B. Sansò
    An OptimizationModel forWiMAX Network Planning, F. D’Andreagiovanni and C. Mannino
    Adaptations for Optimized Performance inWiMAX Networks, H.S. Hassanein, A.I. Sulyman, and M. Ibnkahla
    Performance Evaluation and Dimensioning ofWiMAX, G. Nogueira, B. Baynat, M. Maqbool, and M. Coupechoux


    Yan Zhang received his BS in communication engineering from Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications, China; his MS in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China; and his PhD in the School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Since August 2006, he has been working with Simula Research Laboratory, Norway. His research interests include resource, mobility, spectrum, data, energy, and security management in wireless networks and mobile computing. He is a member of IEEE and IEEE ComSoc.