Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




A cognitive method called most congested access first (MCAF), minimizing the packet loss ratio and improving the throughput of a multihop mobile WiMAX network, is proposed. MCAF combines both the time division multiple access and the orthogonal frequency division multiple access methods. MCAF additionally uses spectral aid and buffer management methods, which are proposed in this paper, to manage both spectrum access and packets in the buffers. By using these novel methods, real-time video and voice packet transmission is achieved, data packet loss rate is minimized, and the system throughput per node is improved. Effects of fastest path and ant colony routing algorithms on throughput improvement methods are investigated. It is shown that the fastest path routing algorithm provides higher throughput values than the ant colony routing algorithm.


Throughput, routing, cognitive, 802.16j, multimedia

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