IEEE 802.16 mesh schedulers: Issues and design challenges

Najah A. Abu Ali, Abd Elhamid M. Taha, Hossam S. Hassanein, Hussein T. Mouftah

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    IEEE 802.16 mesh mode defines three types of resource scheduling: coordinated centralized, coordinated distributed, and uncoordinated distributed. While the standard defines the required procedures and messages for each scheduler, it does not offer encouraging means to provide performance, reliability, or QoS. In this article we outline the issues of IEEE 802.16 mesh schedulers. We also survey representative proposals and qualitatively evaluate them against these issues. More critically, we identify key challenges that have not been addressed so far in the literature to motivate work in this area of research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)58-65
    Number of pages8
    JournalIEEE Network
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Information Systems
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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