A general modular framework for resource allocation in IEEE 802.16

Alessandro Erta
The IEEE 802.16 MAC protocol is centralized, that is, a single Base Station (BS) controls the communication to and from a number of Subscriber Stations (SSs). The BS is responsible for guaranteeing the QoS requirements of each SS. However, the QoS objective is often in contrast with the system factors and constraints which can depend on the most heterogeneous system characteristics. These include the duplexing mode, the specific air interface used and, even, the SS...