Optimized path selection mechanism for IEEE 802.16j Multi-Hop Relay networks

Jian Ming Chang, Chin-Feng Lai, Han Chieh Chao, Jiann Liang Chen

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Abstract

When the mobile station (MS) is far away from the base station (BS) or terrain and buildings interfere with transmission, the data rate decreases with the increased distance from the BS, and the coverage range of the BS will be shortened to only a few kilometers. The IEEE Working Group has proposed the 802.16j relay technology. This technology can be used to forward data for a BS while overcoming the signal strength attenuation. Since the cost of constructing the relay station is low, the MS will have to scan more than one signal when entering the Mobile Multi-Hop Relay (MMR) network. In this paper, we introduce a novel path selection mechanism that exploits the remaining slot and signal strength indicator (SSI). Since the signal strength will affect the Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) combination, we propose to use SSI integrated with the MCS, taking the hop count into account. We demonstrate that our proposed scheme is capable of producing an optimal path selection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
Pages1938-1942
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Jun 102012 Jun 15

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2012
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period12-06-1012-06-15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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