Title: Convergence architectures to achieve QoS for WiMAX and WiFi with high mobility support

Authors: G. Vijayalakshmy; G. Sivaradje

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India

Abstract: The main challenge in the development of future wireless communication systems is to provide users with a wide range of services across different radio access technologies through a single mobile terminal, while maintaining the quality of service requirements. In recent works worldwide interoperability in microwave access is considered suitable as a backhaul service to connect multiple dispersed wireless fidelity 'hotspots'. Hence a new integrated WiMAX/WiFi networks has been proposed. Here two network models for integrating IEEE 802.16 with IEEE 802.11 to achieve QoS are proposed. First model is used to simulate QoS parameters such as throughput, delay, load and network convergence activity for inter-worked architecture of WiMAX and WiFi for data transfer analysis. Second model is used to simulate QoS parameters such as various delays, WiMAX mobility and packet loss of WiMAX uplink/downlink for voice transfer and mobility analysis and Opnet 14 is used for simulation.

Keywords: WiFi; WiMAX; worldwide interoperability; microwave access; mobility support; QoS; quality of service; Opnet; interworking; wireless networking; mobile computing; convergence architectures; simulation; IEEE 802.16; IEEE 802.11; throughput; delay; load; network convergence; data transfer analysis; packet loss; voice transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2013.054020

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2013 Vol.6 No.2, pp.182 - 192

Received: 29 Aug 2011
Accepted: 06 Mar 2012

Published online: 15 May 2013 *

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