Dynamic subframe allocation for mobile broadband M-Health using IEEE 802.16j mobile multihop relay networks

Alinejad, Ali, Istepanian, Robert and Philip, Nada (2012) Dynamic subframe allocation for mobile broadband M-Health using IEEE 802.16j mobile multihop relay networks. In: 34th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference; 28 Aug - 01 Sep 2012, San Diego, U.S.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The concept of 4G health will be one of the key focus areas of future m-health research and enterprise activities in the coming years. WiMAX technology is one of the constituent 4G wireless technologies that provides broadband wireless access (BWA). Despite the fact that WiMAX is able to provide a high data rate in a relatively large coverage; this technology has specific limitations such as: coverage, signal attenuation problems due to shadowing or path loss, and limited available spectrum. The IEEE 802.16j mobile multihop relay (MMR) technology is a pragmatic solution designed to overcome these limitations. The aim of IEEE 802.16j MMR is to expand the IEEE 802.16e‘s capabilities with multihop features. In particular, the uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) subframe allocation in WiMAX network is usually fixed. However, dynamic frame allocation is a useful mechanism to optimize uplink and downlink subframe size dynamically based on the traffic conditions through real-time traffic monitoring. This particular mechanism is important for future WiMAX based m-health applications as it allows the tradeoff in both UL and DL channels. In this paper, we address the dynamic frame allocation issue in IEEE 802.16j MMR network for m-health applications. A comparative performance analysis of the proposed approach is validated using the OPNET Modeler®. The simulation results have shown an improved performance of resource allocation and end-to-end delay performance for typical medical video streaming application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: 34th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference
Organising Body: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Computing and Information Systems
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2013 10:52
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/23687

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