A Tight Coupling Cooperation Scheme with QoS Provisioning in WiFi/WiMAX Networks

Weifeng Sun, Peng Zhang, Zhenquan Qin, Yuanfang Chen, Da Teng


A tight coupling cooperation scheme for WiFi/WiMAX networks with QoS provisioning
has been proposed in this paper. A new WFW (WiMAX for WiFi) module which enables
WiMAX ful ll the procedure of bandwidth request-con rm-grant for WiFi was described
with a modi ed MAC layer of which MSH-DSCH (Mesh Distributed control message) re-
newed, and thus overhead of interacting of WiFi control message was eliminated. The sched-
ule is then evaluated through simulations in two typical transmission scenarios. Numerical
results show that more e ective WiFi/WiMAX heterogonous networks which o er QoS guar-
antees are obtained with the utilization of the scheme. The eciency of WiFi Mesh networks
increase sharply without obvious decrease of WiMAX performance.


tight cooperation, WiMAX for WiFi, heterogeneous mesh networks

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15837/ijccc.2013.3.10

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