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					    A Novel Mechanism for Contention-based Initial
         Ranging in IEEE 802.16e Networks
                  Jing Chi                               Philippe Martins                            Marceau Coupechoux
           ENST & CNRS LTCI                           ENST & CNRS LTCI                                ENST & CNRS LTCI
    46, rue Barrault 75013 Paris, France       46, rue Barrault 75013 Paris, France            46, rue Barrault 75013 Paris, France
            Email: jing@enst.fr                       Email: martins@enst.fr                        Email: coupechoux@enst.fr



   Abstract—The paper proposes a Waiting-time Dependent In-              of the back-off window (BW) size based on the network
creasing rate Adapted Backoff (WDIA) algorithm to improve the            size. In [3], a distributed backoff algorithm is proposed to
contention efficiency in the IEEE 802.16e. A contention model is          maximize the throughput by computing the optimal value
first proposed to analyze the frame-based behavior of contention
resolution in 802.16e network. We introduce the concept of               of CW for each station. However, the optimization is based
reduced overlapping between back-off windows of contending               on estimating the number of active stations that is inaccu-
stations and we adopt an adaptable increasing rate. An initial           rate under a distributed contention manner. In [4], collision
ranging scenario is constructed to evaluate the effectiveness of         history based BW adjustment is proposed to randomize the
WDIA. The simulation results show that the WDIA algorithm                transmission timing and minimize the collision probability.
achieves better performance than Truncated Binary Exponential
Backoff (TBEB) algorithm in terms of number of retransmissions,          Authors focus on periodic ranging. However periodic ranging
access delay and resource utilization.                                   is performed using periodically granted bandwidth and not
                                                                         using contention-based ranging unless no grant is received
                      I. I NTRODUCTION                                   when T4 (35s as maximum defined in 802.16e) expires. In
   In 802.16e, the uplink frame consists in three parts: con-            [5], authors propose a Markov chain based analytical model
tention interval for initial ranging (IR), contention interval for       to study initial ranging performance. They point out that a
bandwidth request (BR), and data transmission interval for               fixed size of initial BW, as proposed in the standard, neglects
user traffic. These parts are allocated by the base station (BS).         the effect of varying network load and define a new adaptive
At network entry, subscriber stations (SS) contend for resource          algorithm based on the number of contending SSs. Again, this
on the IR interval in order to access the network. As in many            number is difficult to estimate in practice.
cellular networks, this random access is based on a traditional             In our work, we propose a contention model of initial
slotted Aloha in conjunction with a back-off algorithm.                  ranging in 802.16e and give the direct relation between
   Changes to the allocation of the contention interval per-             contention performance and back-off window overlapping.
formed by BS can reduce the collision probability of user                Based on the analysis, we introduce the concept of reduced
access, but also reduces the amount of resources dedicated to            overlapping between BWs of contending SSs to improve
user data traffic. A better solution is improving the contention          contention performance. The way BWs are adjusted is based
efficiency within a relative stable contention interval, while            on the time duration requests have already waited, the so called
maintaining sufficient resources for data traffic.                         waiting time (WT). And the load of contention is used for
   In this paper, a Waiting-time Dependent and Increasing rate           optimizing the BW instead of the contending number of SSs
Adapted (WDIA) back-off algorithm is proposed to improve                 since it can be estimated under our separated BW mechanism.
the contention performance (collision rate, access delay and                The rest of the paper is organized as follows. In Section II,
resource utilization) of IEEE 802.16e networks. Waiting-time             we summarize the procedure of initial ranging and point out
Dependent Back-off (WDB) has been originally proposed for                the limitations of contention resolution in 802.16e. Section
WLAN [1] and is extended in this paper to the IR process in              III presents the contention model and gives direct relation
WiMAX. Focusing on contention performance, the Request-                  between contention performance and backoff window overlap-
Response mechanism based IR is considered rather than the                ping. Section IV proposes our algorithm WDIA and Section
CDMA ranging code mechanism. Although presented here for                 V evaluates the improvements of WDIA. Finally, conclusions
IR, WDIA is such a novel algorithm for contention resolution             are drawn in Section VI.
that can also be used for other types of contention-based
uplink accesses, including periodic ranging, handoff ranging             II. IEEE 802.16 E C ONTENTION - BASED I NITIAL R ANGING
and bandwidth request.
   Bianchi [2] has given a simple and accurate framework for                As specified in IEEE 802.16e [6] Initial Ranging is the
the analysis of back-off based MAC protocols but focused                 third step in initialization process for entering and registering
on IEEE 802.11 DCF networks. He concluded that maximum                   a new SS to the network. It is a primary and vital procedure
performance can be achieved by adaptively tuning the value               for a SS to access the network and setup connection. It is

                                                                     1
                                                                       Downlink Frame TTG                           Uplink Frame
also representative since the periodic and handover ranging or
bandwidth request have similar process.                                 Preamble DL-MAP      Initial    Bandwidth                    UL-Burst
   We give some basic notations in initial ranging:                       FCH UL-MAP        Ranging      Request                     1…… N

   • BW: Back-off window with a range of type [0,Wr -1],
                                                                                                                                      ……
      Wr is reset after each transmission. Its initial/maximum
      value is BOs and BOe .
   • BOs and BOe : back-off start/end defined in IEEE
      802.16e standard. It is the initial/maximum back-off                                                       ……                     ……

      window size for initial ranging contention, specified by                                                                                         BS
                                                                       SS1: Case 1    RNG-REQ          RNG-RSP
      BS and expressed as a power of 2.
   • BO: back-off number randomly chosen from its window               SS2: Case 2
                                                                                                                                                Failed,
      range [0,Wr -1] whenever a backoff process begins.                             RNG-REQ,                       RNG-REQ,
                                                                                                                                                max retries
                                                                       SS3: Case 3   collided                       retry collided
   • r : Request (REQ) retry counter.
   • rmax : The maximum number of contention retries defined
                                                                                     Fig. 1.   Illustration of contention resolution.
      in IEEE 802.16e.
   • TU CD : The time interval of two consecutive UCD mes-
      sage which is periodically broadcasted by the BS.               can be set between 20 and 200 ms according to the standard:
   The ranging process is shown in Fig. 1, and the cases of           this causes a much longer waiting time than the ACK timeout
three SSs experiencing success or collisions are illustrated.         in IEEE 802.11. The typical T3 value of 200 ms equals 10
Initial ranging is started once a SS that tries to enter the          frames with 20 ms duration. The back-off counter (BO) is
network, receives a UCD message after the DCD message                 decremented by the number of TO. In each frame, NT O TOs
to be synchronized with the BS for the first time. The UCD             is defined by BS. If BO < NT O , the SS transmits the request
Interval is defined in 802.16 with a maximum value of 10s,             in the current frame, else it has to wait for TO in subsequent
and this value is not changed in 802.16e. A SS enters the             frames and try to transmit when its BO reaches 0.
contention process by setting its internal BW before sending a           The MAC layer packet delay is decomposed into four types
ranging request (RNG-REQ). The initial BW value is specified           of defer time: the defer time TpreT O before a TO comes (the
as BOs in the UCD message sent by BS. The SS shall                    back-off process is not yet started); the defer time T 3 before
randomly select the backoff (BO) value within its BW, and             having a negative response from the BS (and so entering an-
defer that number of contention transmission opportunities            other BO process); the defer time of a backoff; the defer time
(TO) before transmitting the RNG-REQ [6] [7]. A TO provides           from the time instant request is successfully transmitted until
the required bandwidth for RNG-REQ transmission.                      the instant RNG-RSP is received (if the RNG-RSP is received
   After the transmission, the SS waits for a RNG-RSP mes-            in the next frame after a successful request transmission, this
sage. Once received, the contention resolution completes as the       duration is approximately the frame duration Tf ). In Fig. 2, we
case of SS1 shown in Fig. 1. If no response has been received         can see in case of SS1, the request is successfully transmitted
within T3 (response reception timeout), the SS shall consider         without collision. The delay consists of TpreT O and Tf . In case
the contention transmission as lost. Then the SS increases its        of SS2, we can see after each collision the SS experiences a
BW by a factor of two, as long as it is less than the maximum         T 3 and a back-off defer equals to T 3/Tf + BO/NT O + 1
BW (BOe ). The SS shall randomly select a number within               frame duration before next transmissions. It is clear that the
its new BW and repeat the deferring process described above.          collision has a huge impact on the global access delay.
The contention resolution ends when the RNG-RSP is received
or the retry counter r reaches the maximum number allowed             B. Lower Resource Utilization
[6] [7]. This is the case of SS2 and SS3.                                In IEEE 802.16e, the SS is allowed to send RNG-REQ only
   This mandatory contention resolution is based on a trun-           during the initial ranging interval with limited number of TOs
cated binary exponential back-off (TBEB) algorithm to avoid           in each frame. Thus, this constraint induces higher collision
possible re-collision. TBEB limitations in terms of efficiency         rate and a fast deterioration as the number of contending
and latency have been extensively studied for IEEE 802.11             SSs increase. In worst case, due to the contention failure, the
systems in the literature [2], [3]. However, in IEEE 802.16           BS cannot allocate the dedicated resource to unregistered SS
networks the contention process is frame-based and the back-          although it has enough bandwidth. So the bandwidth allocation
off is triggered by T3 timeout (much bigger than the ACK              depends heavily on the performance of contention.
timeout in IEEE 802.11). Thus its limitations are further
                                                                      C. Higher Collision Rate
studied.
                                                                         The upper bound of BW is controlled by the TBEB but the
A. Deteriorated Delay                                                 lower one is always zero. So, overlapping between back-off
   As shown in Fig. 2, in 802.16e, the contention process             intervals of contending SSs can be quite high. The random BO
is not started until a UCD message is received. The back-off          selection in the overlapped BW induces a bigger collision rate
for retransmission is not started until T3 timer expires. T3          since the same BO may always be selected even from a bigger

                                                                  2
     Frame
                                          UCD interval                            of contending SSs is simulated and shown in Fig. 4. It is not
                                                                Frame
                UCD
                                                                                  proper to model the contention as a stochastic process with




                                                                        UCD
                                                                                  a constant SS arrival rate and steady transition probability
            T preTO 1st
                    BO                                               BS
                                                                                  diagram, while most existing work do. In our model the
  N SSs                     Tf                                                    successful transmission probability increases as the number
  arrival
                          RNG-REQ     RNG-RSP                  SS1: Case 1
                                                                                  of contending SSs and the contention intensity decreases.
                                 T3            2nd BO          SS2: Case 2           In each retry stage r > 0, the SSs are grouped by their
      RNG-REQ                                     RNG-REQ                         prior collisions and the SSs collided in the same TO are
      Collided                                    Retry        SS3: Case 3
                                                                                  assigned to a same group. The SSs in the same group start their
                                                                                  next back-off at the same time, while the SSs from different
                            Fig. 2.   Initial ranging model.
                                                                                  groups start the back-off with a time differ related to their
                                                                                  last contention. As shown in Fig. 2, the back-off for retry
BW range. The effect of BW overlapping on collision and                           is not started until T3 expires. With assumption (3), in our
delay is modeled and simulated in context of WLAN [1]. And                        model, omitting a small-probability collision type we analyze
this effect is bigger in frame-based context of IEEE 802.16e                      the successful transmission probability considering only the
as analyzed below.                                                                impacts from SS in the same retry stage.

  III. M ODEL OF C ONTENTION R ESOLUTION IN S INGLE                               A. Successful Transmission Probability
                      C HANNEL                                                      The collision occurs when more than one SS transmit the
   Most of the existing studies on contention use a Markov                        request in the same TO. The collision probability for a random
model and calculate the transition probability diagram to every                   SS i in rth retry is defined as:
steady-state following the analysis in IEEE 802.11. Their                                                   i          i
model are based on an assumption of constant request arrival                                               Pc,r = 1 − Ps,r ,                   (1)
and related with the distribution of request arrivals. It is                           i
                                                                                     Ps,r is the successful transmission probability for a random
not realistic in initial ranging process of IEEE 802.16e. And                     SS i in rth retry. If the back-off is started at the same TO,
it is complicated to derive the primary factors that lower                          i
                                                                                  Ps,r is the probability the other SSs choose a different BO
contention performance [4] [8]. Our model gives the direct                        value than SS i. As in 802.16e the n SSs started contention
relation between successful transmission probability and back-                    simultaneously at the instant a TO arrives, thus the SSs with
off window overlapping. It is then easier to be applied to                        the same BO value collide. [0, Wr -1] is the back-off window
improve contention performance by optimizing the back-off                         for an SS in r transmission stage. The probability that SS i
window.                                                                           choose value k from [0, Wr -1] is derived as:
   Concerning the timeout triggered, frame-based characteris-
                                                                                                                          1
tic of TBEB in 802.16e, we assume that:                                                                 P i (BO = k) =      ,                  (2)
                                                                                                                         Wr
   1. N SSs have arrived in the network during a UCD interval.
The user arrival rate is below 20/s so n < 100.                                   The successful transmission probability for first transmission
   2. During one UCD interval all the n SSs can finish IR.                         is derived as:
   3. Collisions happen between the SSs in the same retry
stage. The collisions happen between the SSs in different retry                                  W0 −1
                                                                                         i               1       1 n−1        1 n−1
stages occurs with a small probability that can be omitted.                             Ps,0 =              (1 −    )  = (1 −    )  ,          (3)
                                                                                                         W0      W0           W0
   These assumptions are useful for deriving the primary                                         k=0
factors that lower contention performance. In Section V we                           From equation (3), it is clear Ps,0 is the minimum value
present simulation results to show that these assumptions are                     of Ps,r , not only because W0 is the minimum value of BW,
reasonable.                                                                       but also because the overlap of the BW between the SSs is
   As shown in Fig. 2, the n SSs start to transmit RNG-REQ                        the whole BW (W0 ) and the number of contending SSs (n) is
immediatly after receiving a UCD message for the first time.                       the biggest. These in all increase the collision probability. It
Thus all the SSs arriving in the same UCD interval start IR                       also indicates that the worst case of contention happens in the
process at the same time and set their retry counter r as 0.                      beginning part, which particularly needs improvements.
So the distribution of RNG-REQ arrivals has no effect on                             When r > 0, for the retransmission back-off, the number of
the contention. It also indicates that contention within a UCD                    contending SSs in rth contention is nr . The SSs are grouped
interval only happens among the n SSs and does not involve                        by their prior collisions and the SSs collided in the same TO
the new arrived SSs in this UCD interval since their contention                   are assigned to a same group. We use mr to represent the
process are not started until receiving a UCD message. With                       number of groups in rth contention, and nj to represent the
                                                                                                                                r
                                                                                                                                         mr    j
assumption (2) contention does not involve the contending                         number of SSs in group j, j ∈ (1, mr ), nr =           j (nr ).
SSs in prior UCD interval since their IR is finished. Thus                         Only the SS in the same group enters the next back-off
within one UCD interval the number of contending SSs is not                       simultaneously with the same BW Wr . While the SSs from
constant but decreasing from n. The decrement of the number                       different group start the back-off with a time differ of ∆r−1

                                                                              3
             BW(r-1)                                     BW(r)                                                                                  100
                                                               j ,1




                                                                                                             Number of Current Contending SSs
                  j ,1                                   Wr
                                                               r 1
                  r 1                                                                                                                            80


                               T3                                                                                                                60

                                     T3
                                                                                                                                                 40
SS i in group 1    group j
                                                                                                                                                 20
                    Fig. 3.    Illustration of BW and ∆j,1 .
                                                       r−1
                                                                                                                                                  0
                                                                                                                                                      0         1          2         3         4          5          6         7
                                                                                                                                                                                     Retry Stage

(which is related to their last contention), if Wr − ∆r−1 > 0
                                                                                                                                                               Fig. 4.    Contending SSs in rth retry stage
their BW overlap is Wr − ∆r−1 or else the overlap is 0. Their
relations is shown in Fig. 3. To simplify the formula, we use
                                                                                                             100
group 1 to denote the group SS i belongs. The time differ of                                                                                                                                                             Ps7       Ps6

SS i and a SS from group j is derived as:                                                                       80                                Ps2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ps5




                                                                                   Successfull probability
                   ∆j,1 ∈ (1, Wr−1 − 1), (j = 1),
                    r−1                                                 (4)
                                                                                                                60                                                                                                                 Ps4
                                                                                                                                                  Ps1
  Based on the analysis above, the successful transmission
probability in rth (r > 0) retry is derived as:                                                                 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ps3

                                                                                                                20
                                    Wr −1                                                                                                         Ps0

                          i                 1       1 n1 −1
                         Ps,r   =              (1 −    )
                                            Wr      Wr                                                                              0
                                                                                                                                    10                    20        30         40    50        60       70      80       90          100
                                     k=0                                                                                                                                              Number of SS
           j,1
       mr ∆r−1 −1                   Wr −1
                         1                   1       1 nj                                                                                                  Fig. 5.       Comparison of model and simulation.
             (              +                   (1 −    ) r)
                         Wr                  Wr      Wr
       j=1        k=0               k=∆j,1
                                       r−1



                         mr
                                                                                  the SS arrives at the network. BO is a function of WT and r.
       1 n1 −1                  ∆j,1   Wr − ∆j,1      1 nj                        For each retransmissions, the SS slides the lower bound of the
= (1 −    ) r                  ( r−1 +       r−1
                                                 (1 −    ) r)                             l
       Wr                        Wr       Wr          Wr                          BW, Wr , according to its own WT with a determinist function.
                         j=1                                                                           δ
                                                                                  The size of BW, Wr , increases with a tunable multiplicative
                                                               1 nr
                                                      > (1 −      ) ,             factor. As shown in the Fig. 6, the overlapping between two
                                                               Wr                                                     l
                                                                                  BW is reduced by changing the Wr . It is so expected that the
   We use Ps,r to denote the average value of successful                          collision probability is reduced.
transmission probability of nr SSs. nr = n r−1 (1 − Ps,r )
is monotonic decreasing. We assume the average value of nj                        B. Mathematic Model and Parameter Setting
                                                               r
is nj = Wr−1 −1 , as ∆j,1 conforms a uniform distribution
     r
              nr
                           r−1                                                       Inheriting the essence of WDB mathematic model [1],
within [1, Wr−1 − 1].                                                             BO function contains two addends: a deterministic function
   From equation (4) we can see in 802.16e, the overlap                              l                                            δ
                                                                                  Wr (W T ) and a random function RandInt[0, Wr ]. In Fig. 6,
of BW affects the collision and the successful transmission                       the determinist function is the curve of lower bounds and
probability. This inspired us to design an algorithm to improve                   the random function is represented by the successive intervals
contention performance by reducing the overlap.                                              δ                δ
                                                                                  named Wr . RandInt[0, Wr ] is a random integer generated
                                                                                                                               δ
   Our model gives a simple method to analyze the contention                      from uniform distribution between 0 and Wr . The functions
process in initial ranging. The direct relation between success-                  are given by:
ful transmission probability and backoff window overlapping                                                                                                                                             T3
                                                                                                                                                                     l
is given. In Fig. 4, we shows the decrement of contending SSs.                                                                                                      Wr (W T ) = W T (mod                   ).                            (5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tf
In Fig. 5, the dash line shows the Ps,r derived from our model.
The solid line shows the mean value of Ps,r calculated from                                                                                                          δ              BOs              if r = 0
simulation of TBEB. The comparison of numerical results and                                                                                                         Wr =              δ                                                  (6)
                                                                                                                                                                                    αWr−1            if r = 0
simulation results show the accuracy of model. The maximum
                                                                                  α is a tunable integer for the increasing rate of BW after each
differ of the two is 5.3%.
                                                                                  collision. It provides flexible adjustment for the mathematic
                         IV. WDIA A LGORITHM                                      model to be applied under different performance requirements
A. Method description                                                             and network configurations. As a consequence, the back-off
                                                                                  value after r retries is obtained as follows:
 The basic ideas of WDIA algorithm is illustrated in Fig. 6.
                                                                                                                                                                 l                      δ
Waiting time (WT) is tracked for each SS from the instant                                                                                                  BO = Wr (W T ) + RandInt[0, Wr ].                                             (7)

                                                                              4
                                                                                                                                                TABLE I
          BW                                                 Random Function                                                            PARAMETERS OF SIMULATIONS .
                                                            Deterministic Function                                             Parameter          Value
                                           W4                                                                                  PHY                OFDMA
                                    W3                                                                                         Bandwidth          10 MHz
     Lu                                                                                                                        Duplexing mode     TDD
                            W2
                                                                                                                               Frame duration     20 ms
    L           W1                                                                                                             T3                 200 ms
                                         W4l
     Ll                           W3l                                                                                          DCD interval       5s
                          W2l
               W1l                                                                                                             UCD interval       5s
                                                                    WT(ms)                                                     IR TO per frame    3
                                                                                                                               rmax               16
      Fig. 6.        Illustration of BW adjustment in contention process.                                                      λ                  10 per s



   Let us now make two remarks on the above model.                                                                    50

   1) WT-dependent Overlap-restricted BW: WT is used to                                                               40




                                                                                              Percent of Collisions
differentiate the lower bounds of BW for each SS. Each SS
                                    l
slides its own BW to the offset Wr (W T ), which is calculated                                                        30

before starting a back-off. The offset value is set to be smaller
                                                                                                                      20
                                                l
than the number of TO within T3 so that Wr (W T ) will not
be too big to induce time waste. This overlap-restricted BW                                                           10

reduces the probability of choosing the same BO thus the
                                                                                                                       0
collision rate is reduced.                                                                                                 0      10   20    30    40    50      60   70      80   90   100
                                                                                                                                                     Number of SS
   2) Adaptive BW Increasing Rate: As analyzed in [8], the
exponential increasing of BW is effective when there is a                                Fig. 7. Possibility of collision happens between the SSs with different retries.
medium number of contending SS. When the number is small
or large, it is time wasting. In WDIA, the BW increasing rate
α is adapted to the intensity of contention. This is different                           B. Function Setting
from the fixed value chosen by binary exponential back-off.                                 The setting of the deterministic and random functions is
Under the overlap restricted BW, a big intensity of contention                           based on the analysis and adjusted through experiment.
is indicated if an SS encountering a collision with relative
bigger BO; thus a bigger rate is set. Otherwise, the rate is                                                                            l                             T3
                                                                                                                                       Wr (W T ) = W T (mod              ).                    (9)
set a smaller value to avoid unnecessary time waste caused                                                                                                            Tf
by a big BW. The estimation of the number of contending
                                                                                                                                        δ         8              if r = 0
SSs is based on probability of collissions happen at a SS with                                                                         Wr =         δ                                         (10)
             i                                                                                                                                    αWr−1          if r = 0
big BO. Pc,r (BO > k|n) is the probability of collissions of
SS i when its BO value is bigger than k and the number of                                  Through our simulation we get that setting a bigger increas-
contending SSs is n. It is derived as:                                                   ing rate is effective when the BW is relatively small so we
                                           δ
                                                                                         adapt the value of α in first two transmission stages. To best
                                T 3/Tf −k+Wr −2 n−1
 i                                             Tf · u m+1
                                                       m
                                                                                         benefit the contention performance we set α = 3 if the first
Pc,r (BO   > k|n) =                                   Cn−1 (
                                                      δ
                                                        )    .                           back-off value is more than 8 or the second back-off value is
                          u=1      m=1
                                              T 3 · Wr
                                                          (8)                            more than 16, otherwise α = 2.
This equation gives the confidence interval of n if SS i                                  C. Simulation Results
experienced a collission when its BO value is bigger than k.
                                                                                            In Fig. 7, we show that the percent of collisions happens
                     V. P ERFORMANCE E VALUATION                                         between the SSs with different retries is below 7.11%. It
                                                                                         proved that under this timeout triggered backoff mechanism,
A. Simulation Model                                                                      most collisions happens between the SSs in the same retry
   The scenario is constructed by one central BS and several                             stage. If we focus on the collision type with big probability in
SS randomly located using QualNet version 4.0. The OFDMA                                 the analysis model, the type with a much smaller probability
PHY is supported and IR is processed using RNG-REQ                                       can be omitted. Thus assumption (3) is reasonable.
and RNG-RSP messages. To test the performance of initial                                    In the following figures, solid lines depict metrics of WDIA
ranging, the Poisson process (with parameter λ) is used for                              and dash lines for TBEB.
modeling the arrival of new SS. In the simulation scenario, the                             In Fig. 8 solid line shows the percent of SSs that finish IR
channel condition is ideal thus retransmission is only caused                            within one UCD interval with average user arrival rate below
by collision and the RNG-RSP is received after successful                                20/s. It proves that with the typical value of UCD interval
transmission of RNG-REQ. The parameters of the simulation                                (5s, which is     frame duration Tf 20ms), assumption (2) is
are shown in Table I referring to [7], [9].                                              reasonable. The dash line shows that WDIA achieves bigger

                                                                                     5
                                                                                                                                                     700
  Percent of successful rng−req
                                          100
                                                                TBEB                                                                                                      WDIA
                                                                WDIA                                                                                 600                  TBEB
                                           98
                                                                                                                                                     500




                                                                                                                               Delay(ms)
                                           96
                                                                                                                                                     400
                                           94
                                                                                                                                                     300

                                           92                                                                                                        200

                                                                                                                                                     100
                                                       2        4      6   8      10     12    14   16        18   20                                      5         10          15      20       25    30     35           40
                                                                           Arrival rate (/s)                                                                                            Number of SS


                                                                                                                                                      Fig. 10.        Initial ranging access delay of WDIA and TBEB.
                                           Fig. 8.         Possibility of the arrived SSs finish IR in one UCD.
                                                                                                                                                     800
         Number of RNG−REQ transmission




                                          150                                                                                                                                                                WDIA
                                                                                                         WDIA
                                                                                                                                                     600                                                     TBEB
                                                                                                         TBEB




                                                                                                                                   Number of Frame
                                                                                                                                                                                                             UCD interval

                                          100
                                                                                                                                                     400



                                                                                                                                                     200
                                           50


                                                                                                                                                       0
                                                                                                                                                           5         10          15      20        25   30      35          40
                                            0                                                                                                                                            Number of SS
                                                5          10       15       20       25       30        35        40
                                                                            Number of SS
                                                                                                                                                               Fig. 11.   TO required for initial ranging in one UCD
 Fig. 9.                                            Total number of RNG-REQ transmissions of WDIA and TBEB.

                                                                                                                            and resource utilization.
value than TBEB so more SSs can be accepted to the network                                                                     WDIA is efficient for all types of contention-based uplink
within one UCD interval.                                                                                                    access, including initial ranging, periodic ranging, handoff
   Fig. 9 plots the total number of RNG-REQ transmitted by                                                                  ranging and bandwidth request, under both light and heavy
n SS to process network entry. It can be observed that the                                                                  load conditions. In our future work, we aims to design a
total retransmission is reduced using WDIA by 28.5% up to                                                                   priority-based WDIA to achieve QoS guarantee for ertPS when
37.5%. This improvement is gained from the reduced overlap                                                                  contention based bandwidth request is used.
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(TBEB) algorithm in terms of retransmissions, access delay

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Description: IEEE 802.16e mobile broadband wireless access standard that is backward compatible IEEE 802.16d. IEEE 802.16e physical layer implementation is consistent with the IEEE 802.16d, the main difference is the OFDMA has been extended to support the 2048-Point ,1024-Point ,512-Point and 128 - Point, in order to adapt to different carrier bandwidths needs. In order to support mobility, 802.16e MAC layer introduces many new features.