Electrical & Computer Engineering, Department of


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Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS); 2011 doi: 10.1109/WTS.2011.5960861


Copyright IEEE 2011. Used by permission.


In wireless networks, careful planning and link budget analysis is required for delivering maximum throughput reliably with minimum overhead. The efficiency of planning and eventual network performance is totally dependent upon the accuracy and quality of data used for analysis. In most studies, computer simulations and analytical models are used for generating such data. However these simulations are limited to many assumptions which are different from the actual implemented hardware, therefore, the data generated are not accurate. In this paper, we analyze the performance of Mobile WiMAX utilizing the empirical data measured from leading WiMAX equipment. We believe this data can be used to predict an accurate and reliable throughput and link budget in WiMAX networks.