2nd International Workshop on Multimode Wireless Access Networks

Research Article

Real Time Traffic Capabilities Evaluation of a Hybrid Testbed for WiMAX Networks with Smart Antenna Support

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_20,
        author={Şerban Obreja and Irinel Olariu and Alexey Baraev and Eugen Borcoci},
        title={Real Time Traffic Capabilities Evaluation of a Hybrid Testbed for WiMAX Networks with Smart Antenna Support},
        proceedings={2nd International Workshop on Multimode Wireless Access Networks},
        proceedings_a={MOWAN},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={WiMAX networks smart antenna OPNET System-in-the-Loop},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_20}
    }
    
  • Şerban Obreja
    Irinel Olariu
    Alexey Baraev
    Eugen Borcoci
    Year: 2012
    Real Time Traffic Capabilities Evaluation of a Hybrid Testbed for WiMAX Networks with Smart Antenna Support
    MOWAN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_20
Şerban Obreja1,*, Irinel Olariu1, Alexey Baraev2,*, Eugen Borcoci1
  • 1: University Politehnica Bucharest
  • 2: CreateNet
*Contact email: serban@radio.pub.ro, alexey.baraev@create-net.org

Abstract

The ever-increasing adoption of the Internet and multimedia services rise new challenges for the next generation network solutions, especially on the wireless ones. WiMAX is one of the new technologies developed for broadband wireless networks. It offers high data rate services while providing high flexibility for the radio resource management. Adding smart antenna support and developing new scheduling and routing algorithms for wireless mesh networks based on WiMAX technology will recommend it as a very attractive solution for the next generation wireless networks. In this paper a basic simulation testbed for a WiMAX network with smart antenna support is proposed. It is based on OPNET simulation tool and uses the System-in-the-Loop function to interconnect the simulated system with a real network, for a better functional and performance evaluation. The advantage of using smart antennas is illustrated by the simulation results.