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A Cross Layer Frame Work for Enhanced Quality of Service Provisioning in Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Networks

S.J.K. Jagadeesh Kumar and T. Purusothaman


Problem statement: The demand for multimedia applications in WiMAX networks is growing at a rapid pace. A method for guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS) for different classes of traffic is therefore gaining importance. Hence designing and analyzing multimedia traffic and QoS parameters has become central to this problem. In this study, we propose a cross layer frame work in which a coordination between the Medium Access Control layer (MAC) and the Physical layer (PHY) is established for guaranteeing the QoS requirement in a multiclass traffic WiMAX environment. Two traffic classes’ real time Polling Service (rtPS) and non real time Polling Service (nrtPS) are considered for analyzing the performance. Approach: The objective of study is to guarantee QoS for multiple service class traffic in a multiple connection environment in WiMAX network. A cross layer design approach is used for this purpose. A priority scheduler at the MAC layer schedules the traffic based on channel state information. The Adaptive modulation and coding scheme is used at the physical layer that adapts to the scheduled traffic to stabilize the QoS requirements of different traffic classes. Results: The Priority value is estimated using the Friis equation that calculates the received power and determines the SNR. The average throughput, average bytes received and the packet loss are plotted against time. This indicated that these QoS parameters are stable over a period of time. Conclusion: A cross layer frame work was developed based on a scheduler for QoS stability that uses CSI at the MAC layer and an AMC at the PHY layer in WiMax Networks. The scheduler enjoyed flexibility and scalability, whose performance was evaluated against existing systems through simulation.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 3, 2012, 420-424


Submitted On: 11 October 2011 Published On: 21 January 2012

How to Cite: Kumar, S. J. & Purusothaman, T. (2012). A Cross Layer Frame Work for Enhanced Quality of Service Provisioning in Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Networks. Journal of Computer Science, 8(3), 420-424.

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  • Cross layer design
  • QoS provisioning
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • real time Polling Service (rtPS)
  • non real time Polling Service (nrtPS)
  • Medium Access Control (MAC)
  • Cross-Layer Design (CLD)
  • Subscriber Stations (SSs)
  • Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)