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Developing an Innovative Multi-hop Relay Station Software Architecture in the Scope of the REWIND European Research Programme

  • Konstantinos N. Voudouris
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
  • Panagiotis Tsiakas
  • Avishay Mor
  • George Agapiou
  • Avner Aloush
  • Maria Belesioti
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 13)

Abstract

In the scope of the REWIND European Research Program we propose a Multi-Hop Relay network architecture, based on the recently developed IEEE 802.16j standard with the aim of enhancing throughput, network coverage and capacity density. In particular, we provide an essential description of the Relay Station Software architecture design, mainly focused on the PHY and MAC layers architecture, by analyzing the essentials of the downlink and uplink data flows, on the basis of the corresponding relay node to be included in the wireless network.

Keywords

Control and Data Flow IEEE 802.16j standard MAC layer Multi-hop Relay PHY layer Relay Station (RS) WiMAX 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos N. Voudouris
    • 1
  • Ioannis P. Chochliouros
    • 2
  • Panagiotis Tsiakas
    • 1
  • Avishay Mor
    • 3
  • George Agapiou
    • 2
  • Avner Aloush
    • 3
  • Maria Belesioti
    • 2
  • Evangelos Sfakianakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of ElectronicsTechnological Educational Institution (T.E.I.) of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.) S.A.Research Programs SectionAthensGreece
  3. 3.DesignArt Networks Ltd.Ra’ananaIsrael

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