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FLAVIA: Towards a Generic MAC for 4G Mobile Cellular Networks

Maeder, Andreas and Mancuso, Vincenzo and Weizman, Yaniv and Biton, Erez and Rost, Peter and Costa-Perez, Xavier and Gurewitz, Omer (2011) FLAVIA: Towards a Generic MAC for 4G Mobile Cellular Networks. In: The 20th Future Network & Mobile Summit (FutureNetw 2011), 15-17 June 2011, Warsaw, Poland.

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The future 4th generation IMT-Advanced standards for 3GPP and IEEE 802.16 are LTE-A and IEEE 802.16m, respectively. While at a detailed level IEEE 802.16m and 3GPP LTE-A seem to be significantly different, on a conceptual and functional level both technologies use similar approaches for medium access and radio resource management and are very similar at the PHY layer. In this paper, we analyse both technologies with the goal of finding common functional subsets which can be used as building blocks for a generic and extensible MAC for future mobile cellular networks. To this end, we propose a systematic categorization into services, interfaces, functions and primitives as a first step towards achieving generic architecture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MAC, broadband wireless access, LTE-A, IEEE 802.16m
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 15:10
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 12:48

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