Abstract: We introduce both the coexistence zone within the WiMAX frame structure and a PS-Request protocol for the coexistence of WiFi and WiMAX systems sharing a frequency band. Because we know that the PS-Request protocol has drawbacks, we propose a revised PS-Request protocol to improve the performance. Two PS-Request protocols are based on the time division operation (TDO) of WiFi system and WiMAX system to avoid the mutual interference, and use the vestigial power management (PwrMgt) bit within the Frame Control field of the frames transmitted by a WiFi AP. The performance of the revised PS-Request protocol is evaluated by computer simulation, and compared to those of the cases without a coexistence protocol and to the original PS-Request protocol.
Keywords: coexistence; mutual interference; power saving mode; PS-Request; duration field
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Kim, J.; Park, S.; Rhee, S.H.; Choi, Y.-H.; Chung, Y.-U.; Hwang, H.Y. Coexistence of WiFi and WiMAX Systems Based on PS-Request Protocols. Sensors 2011, 11, 9700-9716.
Kim J, Park S, Rhee SH, Choi Y-H, Chung Y-U, Hwang HY. Coexistence of WiFi and WiMAX Systems Based on PS-Request Protocols. Sensors. 2011; 11(10):9700-9716.
Kim, Jongwoo; Park, Suwon; Rhee, Seung Hyong; Choi, Yong-Hoon; Chung, Young-uk; Hwang, Ho Young. 2011. "Coexistence of WiFi and WiMAX Systems Based on PS-Request Protocols." Sensors 11, no. 10: 9700-9716.