5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness

Research Article

Fault-Tolerant Transmission Mechanism for IEEE 802.16e OFDMA Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3932,
        author={Jenhui Chen and SyaoSyuan Liu and ChihChieh Wang},
        title={Fault-Tolerant Transmission Mechanism for IEEE 802.16e OFDMA Systems},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Fault-tolerant OFDMA reliability robust wireless},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3932}
    }
    
  • Jenhui Chen
    SyaoSyuan Liu
    ChihChieh Wang
    Year: 2010
    Fault-Tolerant Transmission Mechanism for IEEE 802.16e OFDMA Systems
    QSHINE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.QSHINE2008.3932
Jenhui Chen1,*, SyaoSyuan Liu1, ChihChieh Wang2,*
  • 1: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
  • 2: Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
*Contact email: jhchen@mail.cgu.edu.tw, tier@ms1.hinet.net

Abstract

The most challenging issue in worldwide interoperability for microwave access network technologies is to find a way to counteract the interference as well as solve the fading problems in transmission. Although IEEE 802.16e standard is proposed to tackle this difficult problem, there are still many external interferences, which may corrupt ongoing transmissions. To diminish this effect, this paper proposes a fault-tolerant transmission mechanism (FTM) by adjusting the burst size, rearranging slot allocation, and comparing patterns to provide a reliable, secure, and quality transmission. Simulation results reveal that in an efficient transmission, the burst size has to be considered no more than 20 slots; it should not exceed 5% of the total frame space. Furthermore, FTM yields approximately 30% throughput and significantly raises the successful transmission probability compared to IEEE 802.16e transmission mechanism, while still being fully compatible with all frame-based WiMAX system.