[Ns-developers] Preliminary release of NS-3 WiMAX module
jahanzeb.farooq at sophia.inria.fr
Mon Jun 2 09:28:23 PDT 2008
Missed to include the address of the mailing list in my previous reply
<jahanzeb.farooq at sophia.inria.fr>
Erlon Cruz <sombrafam at gmail.com>
Re: [Ns-developers] Preliminary
release of NS-3 WiMAX module
Fri, 30 May 2008 10:30:10 +0200
No, not yet. The primary objective for now is to fully implement the PMP
mode. Mesh mode is currently in the list of future works.
On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 19:45 -0300, Erlon Cruz wrote:
> Hi Jahanzeb,
> Is there any perspective in to support mesh mode??
> Best Regards
> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 2:38 PM, Jahanzeb Farooq
> <jahanzeb.farooq at sophia.inria.fr> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It's been a while being a silent member of the mailing list. I
> announce the preliminary release (version 0.9.0 ??) of the
> WiMAX module
> for NS-3. The module currently implements the fundamental
> functionalities of the WiMAX standard. Following is a brief
> outline of
> the functionalities implemented:
> - Generation of the MAC frames (in TDD mode) and construction
> transmission of the key MAC management messages (namely
> DL-MAP, UL-MAP,
> DCD, UCD, RNG-REQ and RNG-RSP).
> - Creation of the burst profiles, the specific MAC layer data
> structures which define the PHY specific parameters to be used
> receiving and transmitting.
> - Network entry and initialization procedure. It includes the
> process where the SS (subscriber station) scans for the
> suitable channel
> and the initial ranging process where the SS performs a
> handshake with
> the BS (base station) and exchanges the set of parameters to
> be used in
> the network.
> - Creation and assignment of management and transport
> connections. Since
> scheduling services are not yet implemented, currently only
> transport connection per SS is supported.
> - Uplink scheduler at the BS, responsible of assigning
> allocations to SSs. Note that the uplink scheduler currently
> does not
> take into account bandwidth requests since the bandwidth
> mechanism is yet to be implemented.
> - Simplified versions of FCFS based outbound schedulers at BS
> and SS.
> - Two different versions of the PHY layer: a basic PHY which
> forwards bursts ignoring any underlying PHY layer details, and
> a more
> complete OFDM PHY layer developed at LIP6, France, as per the
> WiMAX OFDM
> PHY specification. However note that OFDM PHY only uses a
> AWGN channel and no propagation/error model is currently
> - Simplified versions of burst profile manager and classifier.
> The burst
> profile manager implements the functions of creation and
> assignment of
> burst profiles. The classifier maps the incoming traffic to
> connections based on the destination address.
> - The WiMAX Helper and tracing APIs.
> The module has only recently entered into its advanced
> phase. Some of the major features yet to be implemented are
> services, service flow management and bandwidth management.
> For a more detailed version of the above summary please refer
> to the
> README file under src/devices/wimax/
> The code is currently located at the link below:
> Any comments or code reviews are welcomed.
> Thank you.
> Jahanzeb Farooq
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