Title: Unified WiMAX network design with service optimisation

Authors: Vitaly Teterin, Steve Hurley, Stuart M. Allen

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Cardiff University, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK. ' Department of Computer Science, Cardiff University, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK. ' Department of Computer Science, Cardiff University, Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK

Abstract: This paper presents an automated framework for the operational planning of WiMax networks. The framework consists of a cell planning (network design) algorithm that selects and fully configures base station sites, together with an automatic frequency planning algorithm for assigning subchannels in an OFDMA scheme. Results are presented, which indicate that it is preferable to include the frequency planning directly in the cell planning process rather design the network and subsequently assign subchannels.

Keywords: network design; frequency planning; WiMAX optimisation; operational planning; cell planning; base station configuration; OFDMA; subchannel allocation; worldwide interoperability; microwave access.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2011.040984

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2011 Vol.4 No.3, pp.220 - 236

Available online: 28 Jun 2011 *

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