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  2. 2. WiMAX SECURITY AND QUALITY OF SERVICE AN END-TO-END PERSPECTIVE Edited by Seok-Yee Tang Think Wireless Tech Pte. Ltd., Singapore Peter Muller ¨ IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland Hamid R. Sharif University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA A John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., Publication
  3. 3. This edition first published 2010  2010 John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Registered office John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, United Kingdom For details of our global editorial offices, for customer services and for information about how to apply for permission to reuse the copyright material in this book please see our website at www.wiley.com. The right of the author to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, except as permitted by the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, without the prior permission of the publisher. Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in print may not be available in electronic books. Designations used by companies to distinguish their products are often claimed as trademarks. All brand names and product names used in this book are trade names, service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The publisher is not associated with any product or vendor mentioned in this book. This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold on the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering professional services. If professional advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data WiMAX security and quality of service : an end-to-end perspective / edited by Seok-Yee Tang, Peter M¨ ller, and Hamid Sharif. u p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-470-72197-1 (cloth) 1. Wireless metropolitan area networks–Security measures. 2. IEEE 802.16 (Standard) I. Tang, Seok-Yee, 1968- II. M¨ ller, Peter, 1961 July 8- III. Sharif, Hamid R. (Hamid Reza), 1958u TK5105.85.W55 2010 621.382 1 – dc22 2010003319 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. ISBN 978-0-470-72197-1 (H/B) Typeset in 10/12 Times by Laserwords Private Limited, Chennai, India Printed and Bound in Singapore by Markono
  4. 4. Contents Preface xv Acknowledgement xix List of Contributors xxi List of Acronyms xxv List of Figures xxxv List of Tables xxxix Part A Introduction 1 Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture Dr Mohuya Chakraborty and Dr Debika Bhattacharyya 1.1 1.2 Introduction Wireless Primer 1.2.1 Wireless Network Topologies 1.2.2 Wireless Technologies 1.2.3 Performance Parameters of Wireless Networks 1.2.4 WiFi and WiMAX Introduction to WiMAX Technology 1.3.1 Operational Principles 1.3.2 WiMAX Speed and Range 1.3.3 Spectrum 1.3.4 Limitations 1.3.5 Need for WiMAX Mobile WiMAX 1.4.1 Overview of Mobile WiMAX 1.4.2 Handover Process in Mobile WiMAX 1.4.3 LTE vs. Mobile WiMAX Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture Radio Interface Specifications for WiMAX 1.6.1 Overview 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 10 11 12 12 16 16
  5. 5. vi 1.7 1.8 Part B 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Contents 1.6.2 802.16e-2005 Technology 1.6.3 Applications 1.6.4 WiMAX Simulation Tools Interoperability Issues in WiMAX Summary References Security WiMAX Security Defined in 802.16 Standards Slim Rekhis and Noureddine Boudriga Introduction Overview of 802.16 WMAN Networks 2.2.1 IEEE 802.16 Standards and Connectivity Modes 2.2.2 Network Architecture 2.2.3 Protocol Architecture 2.2.4 Network Entry Procedure Security Requirements for Broadband Access in WMAN Networks Security Mechanisms in Initial 802.16 Networks 2.4.1 Security Associations 2.4.2 Use of Certificates 2.4.3 PKM Protocol 2.4.4 PKM Authorization 2.4.5 Privacy and Key Management 2.4.6 Data Encryption Analysis of Security Weaknesses in Initial Versions of 802.16 2.5.1 Physical-Level Based Attacks 2.5.2 Attacks on Authentication 2.5.3 Attacks on Key Management 2.5.4 Attacks on Privacy 2.5.5 Attacks on Availability Security Amendments in Recent Versions if IEEE 802.16 2.6.1 Authorization, Mutual Authentication and Access Control 2.6.2 TEK Three-Way Handshake 2.6.3 Encryption and Key Hierarchy 2.6.4 Multicast and Broadcast Service (MBS) 2.6.5 Security of Handover Schemes Analysis of Security Weaknesses in 802.16e 2.7.1 Attacks on Authorization 2.7.2 Analysis of SA-TEK Three-Way Handshake 2.7.3 Vulnerability to Denial of Service Attacks 2.7.4 Broadcasting and Multicasting Related Weaknesses 2.7.5 Weaknesses in Handover Schemes Further Reading 17 19 19 19 21 22 23 25 25 26 26 28 31 32 33 35 35 37 38 38 41 42 42 43 44 45 47 47 48 48 50 51 52 53 54 54 56 56 58 59 59
  6. 6. Contents vii 2.9 Summary References 60 60 3 Key Management in 802.16e Georgios Kambourakis and Stefanos Gritzalis Introduction Privacy Key Management Protocol PKM Version 1 PKM Version 2 3.4.1 Security Negotiation 3.4.2 Authentication/Authorization 3.4.3 Key Derivation and Hierarchy 3.4.4 Three-Way Handshake 3.4.5 Key Delivery Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 3.5.1 Authorization 3.5.2 Key Derivation 3.5.3 Three-Way Handshake 3.5.4 Key Delivery 3.5.5 Attacks on Confidentiality 3.5.6 MBS Attacks 3.5.7 Mesh Mode Considerations 3.5.8 Handovers Comparisons with 802.11/UMTS Summary References 63 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 WiMAX Network Security Luca Adamo, Romano Fantacci and Leonardo Maccari Introduction WiMAX Network Reference Model 4.2.1 Functional Entities 4.2.2 Logical Domains 4.2.3 Reference Points 4.2.4 ASN Profiles The RADIUS Server 4.3.1 Authentication in WiMAX Infrastructure WiMAX Networking Procedures and Security 4.4.1 Handover Procedure 4.4.2 DHCP 4.4.3 Security Issues 4.4.4 Mobile IP Protocol 4.4.5 PMIP 4.4.6 PMIP Security Considerations 4.4.7 CMIP 4.4.8 CMIP Security Considerations 63 64 65 67 68 68 70 72 74 75 76 76 77 77 78 79 80 81 81 84 85 87 87 88 89 90 90 91 92 93 95 95 97 98 99 100 101 102 103
  7. 7. viii 4.5 4.6 Contents 4.4.9 QoS 4.4.10 A Complete Authentication Procedure Further Reading Summary References Part C Quality of Service 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 6 6.1 6.2 Cross-Layer End-to-End QoS Architecture: The Milestone of WiMAX Floriano De Rango, Andrea Malfitano and Salvatore Marano Introduction QoS Definitions QoS Mechanisms Offered by IEEE 802.16 5.3.1 Cross-Layer QoS Architecture 5.3.2 MAC Layer Point of View 5.3.3 Offering QoS in PMP Mode 5.3.4 QoS Introduction in Mesh Mode 5.3.5 QoS Application on Packet by Packet Basis 5.3.6 PHY Layer Point of View 5.3.7 ACM: Adaptive Coding and Modulation 5.3.8 Mobility Support in IEEE 802.16 What is Missing in the WiMAX Features? 5.4.1 Absences in the MAC Layer 5.4.2 Scheduling Algorithm 5.4.3 Call Admission Control Algorithm 5.4.4 PHY Layer Improvements 5.4.5 QoS Based ACM Algorithm Future Challenges 5.5.1 End-to-End QoS in the IP World 5.5.2 New Ways to Resolve the WiMAX QoS Problem: Two Interesting Examples 5.5.3 Game Theory in the WiMAX Scenario 5.5.4 Fuzzy Logic: What Idea to Guarantee QoS? 5.5.5 Designing Mobility – Mesh WiMAX 5.5.6 How to Extend QoS Mechanisms Summary References QoS in Mobile WiMAX Neila Krichene and Noureddine Boudriga Introduction Architectural QoS Requirements 6.2.1 QoS-Related Challenges 6.2.2 Architectural Requirements 104 104 105 106 107 109 111 111 112 112 113 115 117 121 123 124 125 126 128 128 129 132 133 133 134 134 136 136 138 140 140 141 141 145 145 146 146 148
  8. 8. Contents 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 ix Mobile WiMAX Service Flows 6.3.1 Service Flows 6.3.2 Scheduling Services Supporting Service Flows 6.3.3 QoS Parameters Admission Control 6.4.1 MAC Layer Connections 6.4.2 Bandwidth Request Procedures 6.4.3 Bandwidth Allocation Procedures Scheduling Service 6.5.1 Scheduling Architecture in Mobile WiMAX 6.5.2 Packet Schedulers Overview Maintaining QoS During Handover 6.6.1 WiMAX Handover Schemes 6.6.2 Optimizing Handover to Maintain the Required QoS Enhancing WiMAX QoS Issues: Research Work 6.7.1 New QoS Mechanisms 6.7.2 The WEIRD Project 6.7.3 WiFi and WiMAX QoS Integration Further Reading Summary References 149 150 151 153 154 154 156 158 160 160 162 165 165 168 170 171 171 173 175 176 176 Mobility Management in WiMAX Networks Ikbal Chammakhi Msadaa, Daniel Cˆ mara and Fethi Filali a Mobile WiMAX Architecture Horizontal Handover in 802.16e 7.2.1 Network Topology Acquisition 7.2.2 Handover Process 7.2.3 Fast BS Switching (FBSS) and Macro Diversity Handover (MDHO) Discussion Optimized 802.16e Handover Schemes 7.3.1 L2 Handover Schemes 7.3.2 L2-L3 Cross-Layer Handover Schemes 7.3.3 Mobile IPv6 Fast Handovers Over IEEE 802.16e Networks Discussion Vertical Handover 7.4.1 Vertical Handover Mechanisms Involving 802.16e Networks 7.4.2 IEEE 802.21, Media-Independent Handover Services Discussion Roaming 7.5.1 WiMAX Roaming Interface 7.5.2 The Roaming Process Mobility Management in WiMESH Networks Conclusion Summary 179 180 183 183 186 187 188 188 190 190 191 195 195 196 197 200 200 203 203 204 207 207
  9. 9. x Contents References 208 Part D Advanced Topics 211 8 213 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 9 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 QoS Challenges in the Handover Process Marina Aguado, Eduardo Jacob, Marion Berbineau and Ivan Lledo Samper Introduction Handover in WiMAX The IEEE802.16 Handover Process 8.3.1 The Network Entry Procedure 8.3.2 Network Topology Advertising and Acquisition 8.3.3 The Association Procedure 8.3.4 Handover Stages in the IEEE 802.16 Standard 8.3.5 Handover Execution Methods The Media Independent Handover Initiative – IEEE 802.21 8.4.1 MIH Interactions with Layer 2 and Layer 3 Protocols 8.4.2 MIH Scope and Limitations Enhancing the Handover Process 8.5.1 Fast Ranging Mechanism 8.5.2 Seamless Handover Mechanism 8.5.3 Initiatives in the Cell Reselection Stage 8.5.4 Initiatives in the Execution Stage Handover Scheduling Handover Performance Analysis Summary References Resource Allocation in Mobile WiMAX Networks Tara Ali Yahiya Introduction Background on IEEE 802.16e 9.2.1 The Medium Access Control Layer – MAC 9.2.2 The Physical Layer – PHY System Model OFDMA Key Principles–Analysis and Performance Characterizations 9.4.1 Multiuser Diversity 9.4.2 Adaptive Modulation and Coding – Burst Profiles 9.4.3 Capacity Analysis – Time and Frequency Domain 9.4.4 Mapping Messages Cross-Layer Resource Allocation in Mobile WiMAX Channel Aware Class Based Queue (CACBQ) – The Proposed Solution 9.6.1 System Model 9.6.2 Channel Aware Class Based Queue (CACBQ) Framework Summary and Conclusion References 213 214 215 215 218 220 221 225 227 229 229 230 230 231 232 232 233 234 238 238 241 241 242 242 243 248 249 249 250 250 252 252 253 253 255 257 258
  10. 10. Contents 10 QoS Issues and Challenges in WiMAX and WiMAX MMR Networks Kiran Kumari, Srinath Narasimha and Krishna M. Sivalingam 10.1 Introduction 10.1.1 Motivation 10.2 Multimedia Traffic 10.2.1 Voice Codecs 10.2.2 Video Codecs 10.2.3 QoS Specifications 10.2.4 QoS Effectiveness Measures 10.3 Multimedia: WiFi versus WiMAX 10.3.1 Limitations of Wireless LAN Technologies 10.3.2 WiMAX MAC Layer 10.3.3 QoS Architecture for WiMAX 10.4 QoS Scheduling in WiMAX Networks 10.4.1 Max-Min Weighted Fair Allocation 10.4.2 Deficit Fair Priority Queue 10.4.3 Weighted Fair Queuing 10.4.4 Weighted Fair Priority Queuing 10.5 Voice Traffic Scheduling in WiMAX 10.5.1 Lee’s Algorithm 10.5.2 UGS with Activity Detection Scheduling (UGS-AD) 10.5.3 Extended-rtPS Scheduling 10.5.4 Multi-Tap Scheduling 10.6 Video Traffic Scheduling in WiMAX 10.6.1 Opportunistic Scheduling 10.6.2 Opportunistic DRR 10.6.3 Summary 10.7 Introduction to WiMAX MMR Networks 10.7.1 How WiMAX MMR Networks Work 10.7.2 Performance Impact 10.7.3 Radio Resource Management Strategies 10.8 Scheduling in WiMAX MMR Networks 10.8.1 Objectives of Scheduling 10.8.2 Constraints on Scheduling 10.8.3 Diversity Gains 10.9 Basic Wireless Scheduling Algorithms 10.9.1 Round Robin Scheduling 10.9.2 Max-SINR Scheduling 10.9.3 Extension for Multi-Hop Case 10.9.4 Proportional Fair Scheduling 10.9.5 Extension for Multi-Hop Case 10.9.6 Performance Comparison 10.9.7 The PFMR Scheduling Algorithm 10.10 Scheduling Algorithms for WiMAX MMR Networks 10.10.1 The Scheduling Problem 10.10.2 The GenArgMax Scheduling Algorithm xi 261 261 262 263 264 265 267 268 269 269 270 272 273 274 274 275 275 276 276 277 277 278 279 279 281 282 282 284 286 287 288 288 289 290 290 290 291 291 292 292 293 293 294 294 295
  11. 11. xii Contents 10.10.3 The TreeTraversingScheduler Algorithm 10.10.4 The FastHeuristic16j Scheduling Algorithm 10.10.5 Improved Hop-Specific Scheduling Algorithms 10.10.6 Performance Evaluation 10.11 Further Reading 10.12 Summary References 297 299 300 302 304 305 305 11 309 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 12 12.1 12.2 On the Integration of WiFi and WiMAX Networks Tara Ali Yahiya and Hakima Chaouchi Introduction General Design Principles of the Interworking Architecture 11.2.1 Functional Decomposition 11.2.2 Deployment Modularity and Flexibility 11.2.3 Support for Variety of Usage Models 11.2.4 Extensive use of IETF Protocols WiFi/Mobile WiMAX Interworking Architecture Network Discovery and Selection Authentication and Security Architecture 11.5.1 General Network Access Control Architecture 11.5.2 EAP and PANA 11.5.3 RADIUS and Diameter Security in WiFi and WiMAX Networks 11.6.1 Security in WiFi 11.6.2 Security in WiMAX 11.6.3 Security Consideration in WiFi-WiMAX 11.6.4 WiFi-WiMAX Interworking Scenarios Mobility Management 11.7.1 Handover Support 11.7.2 Cell Selection 11.7.3 IP for Mobility Management 11.7.4 Session Initiation Protocol for Mobility Management 11.7.5 Identity Based Mobility Quality of Service Architecture 11.8.1 End-to-End QoS Interworking Framework 11.8.2 QoS Considerations Summary References QoS Simulation and An Enhanced Solution of Cell Selection for WiMAX Network Xinbing Wang, Shen Gu, Yuan Wu and Jiajing Wang Introduction WiMAX Simulation Tools – Overview 12.2.1 NS2 12.2.2 OPNet Modeler 309 310 310 310 311 311 311 313 314 314 316 317 318 318 319 320 321 324 325 325 326 326 328 330 330 332 335 335 337 337 338 338 338
  12. 12. Contents 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.2.3 QualNet QoS Simulation of WiMAX Network 12.3.1 Performance Comparison Between Different Services 12.3.2 Mobility Support Analysis of QoS Simulation Results 12.4.1 Fixed SSs 12.4.2 Mobile SSs with Same Speed 12.4.3 Mobile SSs with Varying Speed Enhancement – A New Solution of Cell Selection 12.5.1 System Model 12.5.2 Simulation Result Summary References xiii 339 339 339 344 353 353 356 356 356 356 360 363 363 Appendix List of Standards 365 Index 371
  13. 13. Preface The rapid increase in demand for high-speed broadband wireless networks has spurred the development of new technologies in recent years. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, known as WiMAX, is one of these technologies. WiMAX is based on the IEEE 802.16 family of standards and offers flexible fixed and mobile wireless solutions along with high-bandwidth services for extended distance coverage and a variety of applications including support of an array of multimedia functions. IEEE 802.16e is the most popular implementation of this standard; it defines a path of evolution to support high throughput wireless technology for mobile systems. The WiMAX mobile wireless standard, which was defined originally by the IEEE 802.16e2005 amendment, is now being deployed in more than 140 countries by more than 475 operators. The 802.16 Medium Access Control (MAC) is designed to support high data transfer for uplink and downlink communications between a base station and a large number of clients for continuous and bursty traffic. WiMAX also supports significant flexible operations across a wide range of spectrum allocation including both licensed and license-exempt frequencies of 2 to 11 GHz. It provides an access system which is based on a request-grant mechanism designed to support service requirements, scalability and efficiency. Along with the bandwidth allocation task, the IEEE 802.16 access mechanism provides a sublayer designed to support privacy and authentication for network access and establishment of connection. Quality of Service (QoS) is an important factor in WiMAX technologies. WiMAX can provide QoS for wireless broadband communications over an extended coverage area for real-time delay-sensitive applications such as Voice over IP and real-time streaming in stationary or mobile environments. It offers different access methods for different classes of traffic. The 802.16e protocol is a connection-oriented medium access control with service flows as well as a grant-based system which allows centralized control and eliminates overheads and delay of acknowledgements. This in turn provides an effective QoS handling which is fundamentally different from connectionless wireless protocols such as IEEE 802.11. The IEEE 802.16 grant-based MAC can react to QoS requests in real time which reduces the workload of the base stations and produces lower overheads since connections are aggregated. Additionally, in order to guarantee the QoS of competing services, the fragmentation of the 802.16 Protocol Data Units allows for very large Service Data Units to be sent across frame boundaries. OFDM and OFDMA also provide error correction and interleaving in order to improve QoS. Furthermore, the adaptive modulation techniques used in WiMAX technology result in extended wireless distance coverage areas.
  14. 14. xvi Preface Security is also an important feature of WiMAX and was included in the 802.16 protocol after the failures that restricted the early IEEE 802.11 networks. Security is handled by a privacy sublayer within the WiMAX MAC. WiMAX provides a flexible means for authenticating subscriber stations and users in order to prevent unauthorized use. The 802.16 protocol provides several mechanism designed to protect the service provider and the customer from unauthorized information disclosure. ‘WiMAX Security and Quality of Service: An End-to-End Perspective’ is a collection of carefully selected articles by researchers with extensive experience with WiMAX. Determining how to provide QoS and security for different applications is a significant issue and the aim of this book is to provide readers with an in-depth discussion of security and QoS considerations in WiMAX based communications. Many books and articles have addressed WiMAX and the IEEE 802.16e protocol, but an end-to-end prospective on security and QoS has been missing. This book is split into four parts. Part A introduces an overview of the end-to-end WiMAX architecture, its protocols and system requirements. Three chapters in Part B discuss security issues in WiMAX, while in Part C five chapters examine QoS in detail. Advanced topics on WiMAX architecture, resource allocation, mobility management and interfacing WiFi and WiMAX are discussed in Part D. Part A: Introduction Chapter 1 provides an overview of end-to-end WiMAX network architecture. The objective of this chapter is to discuss the detail of different wireless communications technologies, mobile WiMAX, radio interface specifications for WiMAX, different interface specifications and various interoperability issues of WiMAX networks, as well as interoperability among the different WiMAX network vendors. Part B: Security Chapter 2 analyzes WiMAX security as defined in the different released versions of the IEEE 802.16 standards. It provides an overview of the WiMAX 802.16 networks and discusses the main security requirements to be met by a standard for broadband access. It then describes the security mechanisms that are to be guaranteed by the security sublayer and describes the weaknesses revealed in the initial versions, namely those related to fixed WiMAX. In this chapter, the security amendments made in the recent versions of mobile WiMAX are described and analyzed. Key management in 802.16e is an important security issue and is discussed in Chapter 3. This chapter focuses specifically on the key management scheme of 802.16. Key derivation procedures and the key hierarchy of PKM version 2 are examined and discussed thoroughly. The weaknesses and countermeasures are identified and analyzed. Some comparisons with IEEE 802.11i and Third Generation (3G) mobile networks standards are also provided. In Chapter 4, WiMAX network security is examined. The analysis is based on WiMAX Forum specification 1.2 and focuses on the standards, technical challenges the solutions for the issues of; 1) integration of authentication techniques and management of AAA (Authorization, Authentication, Accounting); 2) IP addressing and networking issues; and
  15. 15. Preface xvii 3) distribution of the QoS parameters. These topics are analyzed from the perspective of the network manager and the interaction between the access network and the back-end. Part C: Quality of Service Chapter 5 focuses on cross-layer QoS architecture, highlighting both PMP and mesh topology aspects and the differences between them. Each type of topology presents a different means of obtaining QoS; however other important elements such as bandwidth allocation scheduling and call admission control algorithms are left to vendor implementation. This deficiency with reference to the MAC and PHY layers as well as other important issues are discussed in this chapter. The challenges for WiMAX QoS are also discussed, focusing the future of QoS in the IP world for multimedia applications. QoS in Mobile WiMAX is addressed in Chapter 6. Here, QoS management in WiMAX networks is discussed. The analysis focuses on demonstrating how mobile WiMAX technology offers continuity of services while providing enhanced QoS guarantees in order to meet subscribers’ demands. The architectural QoS requirements that have to be fulfilled during subscribers’ mobility and the mechanisms constructed by the Mobile WiMAX network to provide QoS are discussed in this chapter. Service flow, the ‘connectionoriented’ nature of the MAC layer, the bandwidth request, and allocation procedures and the scheduling service are also examined. Mobility Management in WiMAX Networks is addressed in Chapter 7. The authors discuss the amendment of the IEEE 802.16d-2004 standard which provides improvements related mainly to mobility management. This chapter also examines the logical architecture of a mobile WiMAX network defined by the Network Working Group1 (NWG) of the WiMAX Forum. Other topics discussed in this chapter include horizontal and vertical handover mechanisms and means for their improvement, as well as analysis of co-existence with other access technologies in networks in the future. Chapter 8 discusses the challenges facing QoS in the handover process. This chapter describes the challenges that the handover process represents for the QoS performance indicators in full mobility scenarios. It also describes the application of QoS requirements for full mobility and the requirements relating to end-to-end performance. Timing and performance considerations in the handover process and the Media Independent Handover Initiative (MIH or IEEE802.21) are also discussed. The efficient scheduling of the handover process and its influence on handover performance, end-to-end quality of service and a handover performance analysis are the other topics presented in this chapter. Resource Allocation in Mobile Networks is discussed in Chapter 9. Here, a technical overview is presented of the emerging Mobile WiMAX solution for broadband wireless and important issues related to QoS in Mobile WiMAX are discussed. Additionally, resource allocation in Mobile WiMAX is examined in this chapter. Issues related to scheduling and method of channel access for different Service Flows in MAC layer and burst profiles based on the AMC slot structure in OFDMA frame are examined. Multiuser resource allocation, which involves OFDMA, AMC and multiuser diversity, is presented for downlink mobile WiMAX networks. Furthermore, the Channel Aware Class Based Queue (CACBQ), which is an adaptive cross-layer for scheduling and slot allocation, is introduced.
  16. 16. xviii Preface Part D: Advanced Topics Chapter 10 provides a discussion of QoS issues and challenges in WiMAX and WiMAX MMR networks. MAC-level QoS scheduling algorithms in WiMAX networks for multimedia traffic are also provided. This includes scheduling algorithms designed for a WiMAX mobile multi-hop relay (MMR) network. This chapter also discusses the characteristics of real-time traffic and the different codecs used for voice and video. A description of a few algorithms on uplink scheduling for real-time traffic inWiMAX networks is also provided. Additionally, MMR based WiMAX networks and downlink scheduling schemes for MMR based WiMAX networks are examined. The Integration of WiFi and WiMAX Networks is an important issue and is discussed in Chapter 11. The deployment of an architecture that allows users to switch seamlessly between WiFi and WiMAX networks would afford several advantages to both users and service providers. However, WiMAX and WiFi networks have different protocol architectures and QoS support mechanisms; therefore an adaptation of protocol is required for their internetworking. This chapter outlines the design tenets for an interworking architecture between both WiFi and WiMAX technologies. The authors also define the various functional entities and their interconnections as well as end-to-end protocol layering in the interworking architecture, network selection and discovery and IP address allocation. Additionally, details are provided for the functional architecture and processes associated with security, QoS and mobility management. QoS simulation and an enhanced solution for cell selection for WiMAX networks is discussed in Chapter 12. In this chapter, the authors examine the major WiMAX network simulation tools. A detailed system model for a cell selection algorithm is presented in this chapter. The authors have also performed simulation for QoS in a WiMAX network for several scenarios. An analysis of their simulation results are also provided. The editors believe that this book is unique and significant in that it provides a complete end-to-end perspective on QoS and security issues in WiMAX and that it can be of great assistance to a large group of scientists, engineers and the wireless community with regard to the fast growing era of multimedia applications over wireless networks. Seok-Yee Tang Hamid R. Sharif Peter M¨ ller u
  17. 17. Acknowledgement To Ursula, Samira, Francis and Alena. Peter M¨ ller u To my three boys and the love of my life for her encouragement, inspiration and support. Hamid space In memory of my mother. To my husband Chong Ming, my best friend Bibi, and my sister Seok Hun. Seok-Yee Tang The editors would like to thank and acknowledge all authors for their contribution to the book content and their cooperation during this book’s preparation process. We would also like to thank the John Wiley & Sons Ltd team for their assistance and encouragement in making of this book.
  18. 18. List of Contributors Editors Peter Muller ¨ IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland; Formerly with Siemens R&D, Switzerland Hamid R. Sharif University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Seok Yee Tang Think Wireless Tech Pte. Ltd., Singapore Authors Luca Adamo Department of Electronics and Telecommunications University of Florence, Italy Marina Aguado ETSI, Departamento de Electr´ nica y Telecomunicaciones o University of the Basque Country, Spain Marion Berbineau INRETS (Institut National de recherche sur les Transports et leur S´ curit´ ), e e Universit´ Lille Nord de France, e Villeneuve d’Ascq, France Debika Bhattacharyya Head, Department of CSE Institute of Engineering & Management, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India
  19. 19. xxii Noureddine Boudriga Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CNAS), University of the 7th November at Carthage, Tunisia Daniel Cˆ mara a EURECOM Mobile Communications Department Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France Mohuya Chakraborty Head, Department of Information Technology Institute of Engineering & Management, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India Hakima Chaouchi Telecom and Management Sud Paris Evry cedex, France Floriano De Rango DEIS Department University of Calabria, Italy Romano Fantacci Head of LaRT Laboratory Department of Electronics and Telecommunications University of Florence, Italy Fethi Filali QU Wireless Innovations Center Doha, Qatar Stefanos Gritzalis Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Greece Shen Gu Department of Electronic Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai, China List of Contributors
  20. 20. List of Contributors Eduardo Jacob ETSI, Departamento de Electr´ nica y Telecomunicaciones o University of the Basque Country, Spain Georgios Kambourakis Laboratory of Information and Communication Systems Security Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Greece Neila Krichene Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CNAS), University of the 7th November at Carthage, Tunisia Kiran Kumari Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, India Leonardo Maccari Department of Electronics and Telecommunications University of Florence, Italy Andrea Malfitano DEIS Department University of Calabria, Italy Salvatore Marano DEIS Department University of Calabria, Italy Ikbal Chammakhi Msadaa EURECOM Mobile Communications Department Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France Srinath Narasimha Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, India Slim Rekhis Communication Networks and Security Research Laboratory (CNAS), University of the 7th November at Carthage, Tunisia xxiii
  21. 21. xxiv Ivan Lledo Samper Bournemouth University, UK Krishna M. Sivalingam Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India; Formerly with University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, USA Jiajing Wang Department of Electronic Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai, China Xinbing Wang Department of Electronic Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai, China Yuan Wu Department of Electronic Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University Shanghai, China Tara Ali Yahiya Computer Science Laboratory, Paris-Sud 11 University, France List of Contributors
  22. 22. List of Acronyms 2G 3G 3GPP 3GPP2 4G AAA AAS AAT AC ACK ACM ACs AES AIFS AK AKA AKID AMC AMR AP AR ARQ AS ASN ASN ASN-GW ASP ATM AUTN AV AWGN BCID BE Second Generation mobile networks Third Generation mobile networks Third Generation Partnership Project Third Generation Partnership Project 2 Fourth Generation mobile networks Authorization, Authentication and Accounting Adaptive Antenna System Advanced Antenna Technology Access Category Acknowledge Adaptive Coding and Modulation Access Categories Advanced Encryption Standard Arbitration Interframe Space Authorization Key Authentication and Key Agreement Authentication Key Identifier Adaptive Modulation and Coding Adaptive Multi Rate Access Point Access Router Automatic Repeat Request Authentication Server Access Service Network Abstract Syntax Notation Access Service Network Gateway Application Service Provider Asynchronous Transfer Mode Authentication Token Authentication Vector Additive White Gaussian Noise Basic Connection Identity Best Effort
  23. 23. xxvi BER BLER BPSK BR BRAS BS BSID BW BWA CA CAC CACBQ CAPF CBC CBR CCM CDMA CELP CID CINR CK CMAC CMIP COA COTS CPE CPS CQI CQICH CRC CRL CS CSC CSCl CSMA CA CSN CSP CSs CW DAD DCD DCF DER DES DFR DFS List of Acronyms Bit Error Rate Block Error Rate Binary Phase Shift Keying Bandwidth Request Broadband Access Server Base Station Base Station Identity Bandwidth Broadband Wireless Access Certification Authority Call Admission Control Channel Aware Class Based Queue Cost Adjusted Proportional Fair Cipher Block Chaining Constant Bit Rate Counter with CBC-MAC Code Division Multiple Access Code Excited Linear Prediction Connection Identifier Carrier to Interference plus Noise Ratio Cipher key Cipher Message Authentication Code Client-MIP Care-of-Address Commercial Off-The-Shelf Consumer Premises Equipment Common Part Sublayer Channel Quality Indicator Channel Quality Indicator Channel Cyclic Redundancy Check Certificate Revocation List Convergence Sublayer Connectivity Service Controllers Convegence Sublayer Classifiers Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance Connectivity Service Network Common Part Sub-layer Service Classes Contention Window Duplicate Address Detection Downlink Channel Descriptor Distributed Coordination Function Distinguished Encoding Rule Data Encryption Standard Decode and Forward Relay Dynamic Frequency Selection
  24. 24. List of Acronyms DHCP DHMM DIAMETER DiffServ DL DOCSIS DoD DoS DSA-REQ DSA-RSP DSL DSSS EAP EAP-AKA EAPOL EAP-TTLS EC EDCA EDCF EDF EFR EIK EKS ertPS ETSI E-UTRAN FA FBack FBSS FBU FCH FDD FDMA FEC FFT FHSS FIFO FPC FTP FUSC GKDA GKEK GKMP GMH GPC GPRS xxvii Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Dynamical Hierarchical Mobility Management Protocol extending RADIUS Differentiated Service Downlink Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification Department of Defence Denial of Service Dynamic Service Addition request Dynamic Service Addition response Digital Subscriber Line Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Extensible Authentication Protocol EAP-Authentication and Key Agreement EAP over LAN EAP-Tunneled Transport Layer Security Encryption Control Enhanced Distributed Channel Access Enhanced Distributed Coordination Function Earliest Deadline First Enhanced Full Rate EAP Integrity Key Encryption Key Sequence Extended Real Time Polling Service European Telecommunications Standards Institute Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network Foreign Agent Fast Binding Acknowledgment Fast Base Station Switching handover Fast Binding Update Frame Control Header Frequency Division Duplex Frequency Division Multiple Access Forward Error Correction Fast Fourier Transform Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum First In First Out Fast Power Control File Transfer Protocol Full Usage of Subchannels Group-based Key Distribution Algorithm Group Key Encryption Key Group Key Management Protocol Generic MAC Frame Header Grant Per Connection General Packet Radio Service
  25. 25. xxviii GSA GSAID GSM FR GSM GTEK GTK HA HAck HAP HARQ HCCA HCF HCS HDR HDTV HHO HI HIPERMAN HMAC HNSP HO HOA HOKEY HoL HSPA HSPA+ HT HUF ICV ID IE IEEE IETF IK IKE ILBC IP IPv6 ISI ISO ISP ITU IV KDF KEK L2 List of Acronyms Group Security Association Group SAID GSM Full rate Global System for Mobile Communications Group Traffic Encryption Key Group Transient Key Home Agent Handover Acknowledgment High Altitude Platform Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request HCF Controlled Channel Access Hybrid Coordination Function Header Check Sequence High Data Rate High-definition TV Hard Handover Handover Initiation High Performance Radio Metropolitan Area Network Hash Message Authentication Code Home Network Service Provider Handover Home-of-Address Handover Keying (Group) Head of Line High-Speed Packet Access Evolved HSPA Header Type Highest Urgency First Integrity Checking Value Identifier Information Element Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. Internet Engineering Task Force Integrity Key Internet Key Exchange (protocol) Internet Low Bit rate Codec Internet Protocol Internet Protocol version 6 Intersymbol Interference International Standard Organization Internet Service Provider International Telecommunication Union Initialization Vector Key Derivation Function Key Encryption Key Layer 2
  26. 26. List of Acronyms L3 LAN LDPC Link ID LOS LRC LTE M3 MAC MAC MAN MAP MAP MBRA MBS MCS MDHO MIB MIC MICS MIES MIH MIHF MIHU MIIS MIM MIMO MIP MMR MMS MN MOS MP MPDU MPEG MPP MRR MS MS MSB MSCHAPv2 mSCTP MSDU MSE MSID MSK xxix Layer 3 Local Area Network Low Density Parity Check Link Identifier Line of Sight Low Runtime Complexity Long Term Evolution Mesh Mobility Management Media Access Control Message Authentication Code Metropolitan Area Network Media Access Protocol Mesh Access Point Multicast and Broadcast Rekeying Algorithm Multicast and Broadcast Service Modulation and Coding Scheme Macro Diversity Handover Management Information Base Message Integrity Code Media-Independent Command Service Media-Independent Event Service Media-Independent Handover Media-Independent Handover Function Media-Independent Handover User Media-Independent Information Service Man In the Middle Multiple Input Multiple Output Mobile IP Mobile Multi-hop Relay Multimedia Messaging Service Mobile Node Mean Opinion Score Mesh Point MAC Protocol Data Unit Moving Picture Expert Group Mesh Portal Point Minimum Reserved Rate Mobile Station Mobile Subscriber Station Most Significant Bit Microsoft Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol Mobile Stream Control Transmission Protocol MAC Service Data Unit Mean Square Error Mobile Station Identifier Master Session Key
  27. 27. xxx MSO MSR MSS MTK MVNO NAP NAP NAR NBR NCoA NGWS NLOS NMS Node ID NRM nrtPS NSP NSSK NTSC NWG OCSP O-DRR OFDM OFDM2A OFDMA OSS OTA P2MP PAR PCF PCM PCMCIA PCoA PDAs PDU PEAP PEAQ PER PESQ PF PFMR PHS PHY PKC PKM PM List of Acronyms Multi-Services Operator Maximum Sustained Rate Mobile Subscriber Station MBS Traffic Key Mobile Virtual Network Operator Network Access Provider Network Access Point New Access Router Neighbor New Care of Address Next Generation Wireless System Non Line-of-Sight Network Management System Node Identifier Network Reference Model Non-Real-Time Polling Service Network Service Provider Needham Schroeder Secret Key Protocol National television System Committee Network Working Group Online Certificate Status Protocol Opportunistic- Deficit Round Robin Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex Orthogonal Frequency Division Multi-hop Multi-Access Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access Operator Shared Secret Over-The-Air Point to Multi-Point Previous Access Router Point Coordination Function Pulse Code Modulation Personal Computer Memory Card International Association Previous Care of Address Personal Digital Assistants Protocol Data Unit Protected EAP Perceptual Evaluation of Audio Quality Packet Error Rate Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality Proportionate Fair Proportional Fair with Minimum/Maximum Rate Constraints Packet Header Suppression Physical Layer Public Key Certificates Privacy Key Management Poll Me bit
  28. 28. List of Acronyms PMIP PMK PMM PMP PN PoA PPP PPPoE Pre-PAK PrRtAdv PS PSK PSNR PSOR PSTN PTK PTP PUSC QAM QoS QoS QPSK RADIUS RAND RC REG-REQ REG-RSP REQ RES RF RLC RNG-REQ RNG-RSP RNM ROC RP RR RRA RRC RRM RRP RRQ RS RSA RSP RSS xxxi Proxy-MIP Pairwise Master Key Packet Mobility Management (protocol) Point to Multipoint Packet Number Point of Attachment Point-to-Point Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet pre-Primary Authorization Key Proxy Router Advertisement Privacy Sublayer Pre-Shared Key Peak Signal to Noise Ratio PF Scheduling for OFDMA Relay Networks Public Switched Telephone Network Pairwise Transient Key Point To Point Partial Usage of Subchannels Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Quality of Service Quality of Signal Quadrature Phase Shift Keying Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service Random Number Resource Controller Registration Request Registration Response Request Result Radio Frequency Radio Link Control Ranging Request Ranging Response Reference Network Model Rollover Counter Reference Point Round Robin Radio Resource Agent Radio Resource Control Radio Resource Management Registration RePly Registration ReQuest Relay Station Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman Response Received Signal Strength
  29. 29. xxxii RSSI RTG rtPS RtSolPr SA SAID SAP SBC-RSP SC SCN SCTP SDU SeS SFID SGKEK SHA SIM SINR SIP SIR SMS SNIR SNMP SNR SOFDMA SR SS SS SSCS SSID STS TCP TDD TDMA TEK TFTP THBA TLS TLV TPP TR TTG TTLS TTP TXOP UCD List of Acronyms Received Signal Strength Indication Receive/Transmit Transition Gap Real Time Polling service Router Solicitation for Proxy Advertisement Security Association SA Identifier Service Access Point SS Basic Capabilitiy response Single Carrier Service Class Name Stream Control Transmission Protocol Segment Data Units Security Sublayer Service Flow IDentifier Sub-Group Key Encryption Key Secure Hash Algorithm Subscriber Identity Module Signal to Interference-plus-Noise Ratio Session Initiation Protocol Signal to Interference Ratio Short Message Service Signal to Noise + Interference Ratio Simple Network Management Protocol Signal to Noise Ratio Scalable Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access Superior Router Spectrum Sharing Subscriber Station Service Specific Convergence Sublayer Service Set Identifier Sub-channels of a Time Slot Transmission Control Protocol Time Division Duplex Time Division Multiple Access Traffic Encryption Key Trivial File Transfer Protocol Two-level Hierarchical Bandwidth Allocation scheme Transport Layer Security Type-Length-Value Two-Phase Proportionating Transmit Receive Transmit/Receive Transition Gap Tunneled Transport Layer Security Trusted Third Party Transmission Opportunities Uplink Channel Descriptor
  30. 30. List of Acronyms UDP UGS UGS-AD UL UL-MAP UMTS UNA VBR VCEG VHDA VHO VNSP VoD VoIP W2-AP WBA WEIRD WEP WFPQ WFQ Wibro WiFi WiMAX WiMESH WLAN WMAN WRI WRR WRX WWAN XDSL XML XRES xxxiii User Datagram Protocol Unsolicited Grant Service Unsolicited Grant Service-Activity Detection Uplink Uplink MAP Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Unsolicited Neighbor Advertisement Variable Bit Rate Video Coding Experts Group Vertical Handoff Decision Algorithm Vertical Handover Visited Network Service Provider Video on Demand Voice over IP WiMAX/WiFi Access Point Wireless Broadband Access WiMAX Extension to Isolated Research Data networks Wired EquivalentPrivacy Weighted Fair Priority Queuing Weighted Fair Queuing Wireless Broadband Wireless Fidelity Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access WiMAX Mesh Wireless Local Area Network Wireless Metropolitan Area Network WiMAX Roaming Interface Weighted Round Robin WiMAX Roaming Exchange Wireless Wide Area Network X Digital Subscriber Line Extensible Markup Language Expected Response
  31. 31. List of Figures 1.1 Operational principles of WiMAX technology 7 1.2 End-to-End WiMAX network architecture 13 2.1 IEEE 802.16 standard’s network topology 26 2.2 WiMAX network architecture 30 2.3 IEEE 802.16 protocol stack 32 2.4 PKM Protocol phases 39 2.5 PKM authorization phase 40 2.6 Privacy and key management phase 41 2.7 DES data encryption in IEEE 802.16-2004 43 2.8 Impersonation attack on PKMv2’s authorization phase 55 3.1 Message exchange and key derivation at MS initial network entry 71 3.2 Message exchange and key derivation at MS initial network entry 75 4.1 WiMAX network reference model 88 4.2 WiMAX network reference model, ASN decomposition 89 4.3 WiMAX network profile A for ASN implementation 92 4.4 WiMAX network profile B for ASN implementation 93 4.5 Key exchange for DHCP protocol key management 99 4.6 NRM and packet flows end-points, PMIP case 101 4.7 PMIP key generation and transfer – message sequence 102 4.8 NRM and packet flows end-points, CMIP case 102 4.9 CMIP key generation and transfer – message sequence 103 4.10 The global key tree of a WiMAX network 105 4.11 A complete WiMAX authentication and parameters exchange 106 5.1 113 WiMAX scenario: user – server connection 5.2 Cross-Layer example 114 5.3 IEEE 802.16 PMP and mesh mode 115 5.4 IEEE 802.16 protocol stack 116 5.5 MAC PDU and generic MAC header 117
  32. 32. xxxvi 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.10 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 List of Figures Basic mechanisms offered by protocol 118 Selected modulation as function of BS-SS distance 126 Handoff process 128 Extended neighborhood of server node 130 Example of coverage tree 131 Example of shared IPv6 prefix link model 136 Example of fuzzy logic based control 139 IEEE 802.16 reference model and protocol stack 155 Sample UL-MAP with multicast and broadcast IE 158 MS Request/Grant flow chart 159 General QoS architecture defined by IEEE 802.16 standard 161 New QoS architecture 162 The hard handover process 166 The macro diversity handover process 167 Fast base station switching 168 General architecture defined by the WEIRD project 172 MAC layer module for WiMAX/WiFi integration 175 Examples of WiMAX deployments 180 Network reference model 181 ASN interoperability profiles 182 Example of neighbour BS advertisement and scanning (without association) by MS request 184 Example of neighbour BS advertisement and scanning (with non-coordinated association) by MS request 185 Example of macro diversity HO (Diversity Set Update: Add) 189 Example of a handover between two different subnets 192 Predictive fast handover in 802.16e 193 Reactive fast handover in 802.16e 194 MIH Reference Model and Services 198 Direct and through WRX bilateral roaming agreement 201 Possible components in a hub model architecture 202 Components and files involved in the roaming process 204 Initialization of an MS (Mobile Station), neither error paths nor timeout values being considered 216 The network entry process 218 The scanning procedure 220 Neighbouring BS advertising and scanning with non coordinated association by MS request 222
  33. 33. List of Figures 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5a 11.5b 11.6 11.7 Block diagram model detailing relationship between scanning process and the handover process Message exchange during the hard handover process IEEE 802.16e Handover execution schemes MIH services from IEEE 802.21 standard MIH pre-defined L2 triggers OFDMA ranging detail A simple mobile WiMAX OFDMA frame structure for the TDD mode Mapping OFDMA slots to subchannels and symbols in IEEE 802.16e downlink based on Band AMC subcarrier permutation Downlink system model for Mobile WiMAX Multiuser diversity – Scheduling for two users case Throughput versus SNR, assuming that the best available constellation and coding configuration are chosen for each SNR CACBQ cross-layer scheduler IEEE 802.16 standard architecture MAC sublayers Generic frame format Generic MAC frame header System model Channel conditions in a wireless network Illustration of a WiMAX mobile multi-hop relay network Schematic of a WiMAX MMR network Illustration of deployment of relay stations for increasing network capacity Basic Structure of an OFDM scheduling frame Illustration of segmenting of a scheduling frame GenArgMax wastes free tiles Virtual super frame for a three-hop network System throughput and proportional fairness metric for two-hop generic OFDM relay networks WiFi/WiMAX interworking architecture Architecture for network discovery AAA architecture Inter-domain AAA architecture EAP architecture EAP architecture with PANA at network access Open coupling Loose coupling xxxvii 223 226 227 229 231 237 245 246 248 249 251 255 262 271 272 272 276 284 284 285 286 289 296 300 301 303 312 313 315 316 317 317 322 323
  34. 34. xxxviii 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 List of Figures Tight coupling SIP functionality Host identity protocol in ISO layers QoS end-to-end interworking architecture Network topology At t = 2.0 s the UGS service began Throughput comparisons of different services System MAC Delay Delay comparison of different services Jitter of system SSs started to move Throughput variation of UGS Throughput variation of rtPS Throughput variation of nrtPS Throughput variation of BE MAC layer delay variation UGS delay variation rtPS delay variation nrtPS delay variation BE delay variation MAC jitter variation Jitter of UGS Jitter of rtPS Jitter of nrtPS Jitter of BE System model for enhance cell selection method in WiMAX network 802.16 OFDM frame structure Single cell traffic load vs. effective capacity estimation Overall throughputs vs. time Packet loss during handover 324 327 329 330 340 342 343 343 344 345 346 347 347 348 349 349 350 351 351 352 352 353 354 354 355 357 357 361 362 363
  35. 35. List of Tables 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 3.1 8.1 9.1 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 11.1 11.2 11.3 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 WiFi vs WiMAX LTE vs mobile WiMAX Reference network model interfaces ASN profiles A brief comparison of 802.11i and 802.16e security mechanisms Variables involved in a HHO handover strategy Transmission modes in IEEE 802.16e Voice Codecs Summary of Scheduling algorithms, presented for Voice and Video support Choosing representatives for each hop Run times of the hop-specific scheduling algorithms for two-hop generic OFDM relay networks IEEE 802.11e access category and user priority mapping The five service flow (SF) types defined by IEEE 802.16e QoS mapping between IEEE802.11e and IEEE802.16e classes Parameter setup of simulation scenario Relationship between nodes Datalink setup between nodes Mobility setup of SSs Main parameters of simulation scenario 7 12 15 20 84 235 250 264 283 302 304 332 333 333 339 340 340 345 360
  36. 36. Part A Introduction
  37. 37. 1 Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture Dr Mohuya Chakraborty, Ph.D (Engg.) Member IEEE, Head, Department of Information Technology, Institute of Engineering & Management, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India Dr Debika Bhattacharyya, Ph.D (Engg.) Member IEEE, Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Institute of Engineering & Management, Salt Lake, Kolkata, India 1.1 Introduction WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology that provides for the wireless transmission of data in a variety of ways, ranging from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular-type access. The WiMAX forum describes WiMAX as a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL). WiMAX network operators face a big challenge to enable interoperability between vendors which brings lower costs, greater flexibility and freedom. So it is important for network operators to understand the methods of establishing interoperability and how different products, solutions and applications from different vendors can coexist in the same WiMAX network. This chapter aims to assist readers in understanding the end-to-end WiMAX network architecture in detail including the different interface specifications and also the various interoperability issues of the WiMAX network. Section 1.1 gives an overview of different wireless communications technologies. WiMAX technology is introduced in section 1.2. Section 1.3 describes the concept of mobile WiMAX. An overview of the end-to-end WiMAX network architecture is discussed in section 1.4. Radio interface specifications WiMAX Security and Quality of Service: An End-to-End Perspective Edited by Seok-Yee Tang, Peter M¨ ller and Hamid Sharif u  2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  38. 38. 4 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service for WiMAX are discussed in section 1.5. Section 1.6 throws light upon the interoperability amongst the different WiMAX network vendors. The chapter concludes in section 1.7. 1.2 Wireless Primer Wireless means transmitting signals using radio waves as the medium instead of wires. Wireless technologies are used for tasks as simple as switching off the television or as complex as supplying the sales force with information from an automated enterprise application while in the field. Wireless technologies can be classified in different ways depending on their range. Each wireless technology is designed to serve a specific usage segment. The requirements for each usage segment are based on a variety of variables, including bandwidth needs, distance needs and power. Some of the inherent characteristics of wireless communications systems which make it attractive for users are given below: • Mobility: A wireless communications system allows users to access information beyond their desk and conduct business from anywhere without having wire connectivity. • Reachability: Wireless communications systems enable people to be better connected and reachable without any limitation as to location. • Simplicity: Wireless communication systems are easy and fast to deploy in comparison with cabled networks. Initial setup cost may be a bit high but other advantages overcome that high cost. • Maintainability: Being a wireless system, you do no need to spend too much to maintain a wireless network setup. • Roaming Services: Using a wireless network system you can provide a service any where any time including train, busses, aeroplanes, etc. • New Services: Wireless communications systems provide new smart services such as the Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). 1.2.1 Wireless Network Topologies There are basically three ways to setup a wireless network: • Point-to-point bridge: As you know a bridge is used to connect two networks. A pointto-point bridge interconnects two buildings having different networks. For example, a wireless LAN bridge can interface with an Ethernet network directly to a particular access point. • Point-to-multipoint bridge: This topology is used to connect three or more LANs that may be located on different floors in a building or across buildings. • Mesh or ad hoc network : This network is an independent local area network that is not connected to a wired infrastructure and in which all stations are connected directly to one another. 1.2.2 Wireless Technologies Wireless technologies can be classified in different ways depending on their range. Each wireless technology is designed to serve a specific usage segment. The requirements for
  39. 39. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 5 each usage segment are based on a variety of variables, including Bandwidth needs, Distance needs and Power. • Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN): This network enables us to access the Internet via a wireless wide area network (WWAN) access card and a PDA or laptop. They provide a very fast data speed compared with the data rates of mobile telecommunications technology, and their range is also extensive. Cellular and mobile networks based on CDMA and GSM are good examples of WWAN. • Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN): These networks are very similar to WWAN except their range is very limited. • Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN): This network enables us to access the Internet in localized hotspots via a wireless local area network (WLAN) access card and a PDA or laptop. It is a type of local area network that uses high-frequency radio waves rather than wires to communicate between nodes. They provide a very fast data speed compared with the data rates of mobile telecommunications technology, and their range is very limited. WiFi is the most widespread and popular example of WLAN technology. • Wireless Metropolitan Area Network (WMAN): This network enables us to access the Internet and multimedia streaming services via a Wireless Region Area Network (WRAN). These networks provide a very fast data speed compared with the data rates of mobile telecommunication technology as well as other wireless networks, and their range is also extensive. 1.2.3 Performance Parameters of Wireless Networks These are the following four major performance parameters of wireless networks: • Quality of Service (QoS): One of the primary concerns about wireless data delivery is that, like the Internet over wired services, QoS is inadequate. Lost packets and atmospheric interference are recurring problems with wireless protocols. • Security Risk : This has been another major issue with a data transfer over a wireless network. Basic network security mechanisms are such as the Service Set Identifier (SSID) and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). These measures may be adequate for residences and small businesses but they are inadequate for entities that require stronger security. • Reachable Range: Normally a wireless network offers a range of about 100 metres or less. Range is a function of antenna design and power. Nowadays the range of wireless is extended to tens of miles so this should no longer be an issue. • Wireless Broadband Access (WBA): Broadband wireless is a technology that promises high-speed connection over the air. It uses radio waves to transmit and receive data directly to and from the potential users whenever they want it. Technologies such as 3G, WiFi and WiMAX work together to meet unique customer needs. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) is a point-to-multipoint system which is made up of base station and subscriber equipment. Instead of using the physical connection between the base station and the subscriber, the base station uses an outdoor antenna to send and receive high-speed data and voice-to-subscriber equipment. BWA offers an effective,
  40. 40. 6 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service complementary solution to wireline broadband, which has become recognized globally by a high percentage of the population. 1.2.4 WiFi and WiMAX Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) is based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards and is primarily a local area networking WiMAX similar to WiFi, but on a much larger scale and at faster speeds. A nomadic version would keep WiMAX-enabled devices connected over large areas, much like today’s cell phones. We can compare it with WiFi based on the following factors: • IEEE Standards: WiFi is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard whereas WiMAX is based on IEEE 802.16. However both are IEEE standards. • Range: WiFi typically provides local network access for around a few hundred feet with speeds of up to 54 Mbps, a single WiMAX antenna is expected to have a range of up to four miles. Ranges beyond 10 miles are certainly possible, but for scalability purposes may not be desirable for heavily loaded networks. As such, WiMAX can bring the underlying Internet connection needed to service local WiFi networks. • Scalability: WiFi is intended for LAN applications, users range from one to tens with one subscriber for each Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) device. It has fixed channel sizes (20 MHz). WiMAX is designed to support from one to hundreds of CPEs efficiently, with unlimited subscribers behind each CPE. Flexible channel sizes from 1.5 MHz to 20 MHz. • Bit rate: WiFi works at 2.7 bps/Hz and can peak at up to 54 Mbps in a 20 MHz channel. WiMAX works at 5 bps/Hz and can peak up to 100 Mbps in a 20 MHz channel. • QoS : WiFi does not guarantee any QoS but WiMAX will provide you with several level of QoS. As such, WiMAX can bring the underlying Internet connection needed to service local WiFi networks. WiFi does not provide ubiquitous broadband while WiMAX does. A comparative analysis of WiFi and WiMAX vis-` -vis different network a parameters is given in Table 1.1. 1.3 Introduction to WiMAX Technology WiMAX is a metropolitan area network service that typically uses one or more base stations that can each provide service to users within a 30-mile radius for distributing broadband wireless data over wide geographic areas. WiMAX offers a rich set of features with a great deal of flexibility in terms of deployment options and potential service offerings. It can provide two forms of wireless service: • Non-Line-of-Sight (NLoS) service – This is a WiFi sort of service. Here a small antenna on the computer connects to the WiMAX tower. In this mode, WiMAX uses a lower frequency range (∼2 GHz to 11 GHz) similar to WiFi. • Line-of-Sight (LoS) service – Here a fixed dish antenna points straight at the WiMAX tower from a rooftop or pole. The LoS connection is stronger and more stable, so it’s able to send a lot of data with fewer errors. LoS transmissions use higher frequencies, with ranges reaching a possible 66 GHz.
  41. 41. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 7 Table 1.1 WiFi vs WiMAX Feature WiMAX (802.16a) WiFi (802.11b) Primary Application Frequency Band Channel Bandwidth Half/Full Duplex Radio Technology Bandwidth Efficiency Modulation FEC Encryption Mobility Mesh Access Protocol Broadband Wireless Access Licensed/Unlicensed 2 G to 11 GHz Adjustable 1.25 M to 20 MHz Full OFDM (256-channels) <=5 bps/Hz BPSK, QPSK, 16-, 64-, 256-QAM Convolutional Code Reed-Solomon Mandatory- 3DES Optional- AES Mobile WiMAX (802.16e) Yes Request/Grant Wireless LAN 2.4 GHz ISM 25 MHz Half Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum <=0.44 bps/Hz QPSK None Optional- RC4 (AES in 802.11i) In development Vendor Proprietary CSMA/CA Source: Dr Mohuya Chakraborty and Dr Debika Bhattacharyya. 1.3.1 Operational Principles A WiMAX system consists of two parts: • A WiMAX Base Station (BS) – According to IEEE 802.16 the specification range of WiMAX I is a 30-mile (50-km) radius from base station. • A WiMAX receiver – The receiver and antenna could be a small box or Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) card, or they could be built into a laptop the way WiFi access is today. Figure 1.1 explains the basic block diagram of WiMAX technology. Mobile Laptop User (Wimax Receiver) Internet Backbone LoS Microwave Link Base Station (WiMAX Transmitter) ISP Base Station (WiMAX Transmitter) Home LAN (Wimax Receiver) Figure 1.1 Operational principles of WiMAX technology. Source: Dr Mohuya Chakraborty and Dr Debika Bhattacharyya.
  42. 42. 8 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service A WiMAX base station consists of indoor electronics and a WiMAX tower similar in concept to a cell-phone tower. A WiMAX base station can provide coverage to a very large area up to a radius of six miles. Any wireless device within the coverage area would be able to access the Internet. It uses the MAC layer defined in standard IEEE 802.16. This common interface that makes the networks interoperable would allocate uplink and downlink bandwidth to subscribers according to their needs, on an essentially real-time basis. Each base station provides wireless coverage over an area called a cell. Theoretically, the maximum radius of a cell is 50 km or 30 miles. However, practical considerations limit it to about 10 km or six miles. The WiMAX transmitter station can connect directly to the Internet using a high-bandwidth, wired connection (for example, a T3 line). It can also connect to another WiMAX transmitter using LoS microwave link. This connection to a second base station (often referred to as a backhaul), along with the ability of a single base station to cover up to 3000 square miles, is what allows WiMAX to provide coverage to remote rural areas. It is possible to connect several base stations to one another using high-speed backhaul microwave links. This would also allow for roaming by a WiMAX subscriber from one base station coverage area to another, similar to the roaming enabled by cell phones. A WiMAX receiver may have a separate antenna or could be a stand-alone box or a PCMCIA card sitting on user laptop or computer or any other device. A typical WiMAX operation will comprise of WiMAX BSs to provide ubiquitous coverage over a metropolitan area. WiMAX BSs can be connected to the edge network by means of a wireless point-to-point link or, where available, a fibre link. Combining a wireless router with the WiMAX terminal will enable wireless distribution within the building premises by means of a WiFi LAN. Because of the relatively limited spectrum assignments in the lower-frequency bands, WiMAX deployments will usually have a limited capacity, requiring BS spacing on the order of two to three km. In lower density rural areas, deployments will often have a limited range, thus taking advantage of the full coverage capability of WiMAX, which can achieve NLoS coverage over an area of 75 sq km in the 3.5-GHz band. WiMAX has been increasingly called the technology of the future. Belonging to the IEEE 802.16 series, WiMAX will support data transfer rates up to 70 Mbps over link distances up to 30 miles. Supporters of this standard promote it for a wide range of applications in fixed, portable, mobile and nomadic environments, including wireless backhaul for WiFi hot spots and cell sites, hot spots with wide area coverage, broadband data services at pedestrian and vehicular speeds, last-mile broadband access, etc. So WiMAX systems are expected to deliver broadband access services to residential and enterprise customers in an economical way. WiMAX would operate in a similar manner to WiFi but at higher speeds, over greater distances and for a greater number of users. WiMAX has the ability to provide a service even in areas that are difficult for wired infrastructure to reach and with the ability to overcome the physical limitations of a traditional wired infrastructure. 1.3.2 WiMAX Speed and Range WiMAX is expected to offer initially up to about 40 Mbps capacity per wireless channel for both fixed and portable applications, depending on the particular technical configuration chosen, enough to support hundreds of businesses with T-1 speed connectivity and
  43. 43. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 9 thousands of residences with DSL speed connectivity. WiMAX can support voice and video as well as Internet data. It is able to provide wireless broadband access to buildings, either in competition with existing wired networks or alone in currently unserved rural or thinly populated areas. It can also be used to connect WLAN hotspots to the Internet. It is also intended to provide broadband connectivity to mobile devices. Mobile devices are not as fast as fixed ones, but the expected characteristics are within the range of 15 Mbps capacity over a 3 km cell coverage area. With WiMAX, users could really cut free from today’s Internet access arrangements and be able to go online at broadband speeds, virtually wherever they like from within a Metro Zone. WiMAX could potentially be deployed in a variety of spectrum bands: 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz 1.3.3 Spectrum There is no uniform global licensed spectrum for WiMAX, although the WiMAX Forum has published three licensed spectrum profiles: 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz, in an effort to decrease cost. Economies of scale dictate that the more WiMAX embedded devices (such as mobile phones and WiMAX-embedded laptops) are produced, the lower the unit cost. (The two highest cost components of producing a mobile phone are the silicon and the extra radio needed for each band.) Similar economy of scale benefits apply to the production of Base Stations. In the unlicensed band, 5.x GHz is the approved profile. Telecom companies are unlikely to use this spectrum widely other than for backhaul, since they do not own and control the spectrum. In the USA, the biggest segment available is around 2.5 GHz, and is already assigned, primarily to Sprint Nextel and Clearwire. The most recent versions of both WiMAX standards in 802.16 cover spectrum ranges from at least the 2 GHz range through the 66 GHz range. The International standard of 3.5 GHz spectrum was the first to enjoy WiMAX products. The US license free spectrum at 5.8 GHz has a few WiMAX vendors building products. Licensed spectrum at 2.5 GHz used both domestically in the US and fairly widely abroad is the largest block in the US. Also, in the US and in Korea products are shipping for the 2.3 GHz spectrum range. Also in the US the 3.65 GHz band of frequencies now has WiMAX gear shipping to carriers. Elsewhere in the world, the most-likely bands used will be the Forum approved ones, with 2.3 GHz probably being most important in Asia. Some countries in Asia like India and Indonesia will use a mix of 2.5 GHz, 3.3 GHz and other frequencies. Pakistan’s Wateen Telecom uses 3.5 GHz. Analog TV bands (700 MHz) may become available for WiMAX usage, but await the complete roll out of digital TV, and there will be other uses suggested for that spectrum. In the US the FCC auction for this spectrum began in January 2008 and, as a result, the largest share of the spectrum went to Verizon Wireless and the next largest to AT&T. Both of these companies have stated their intention of supporting Long Term Evolution (LTE), a technology which competes directly with WiMAX. EU commissioner Viviane Reding has suggested re-allocation of 500–800 MHz spectrum for wireless communication, including WiMAX. WiMAX profiles define channel size, Time Division Duplex (TDD)/ Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and other necessary attributes in order to have inter-operating products. The
  44. 44. 10 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service current fixed profiles are defined for both TDD and FDD profiles. At this point, all of the mobile profiles are TDD only. The fixed profiles have channel sizes of 3.5 MHz, 5 MHz, 7 MHz and 10 MHz. The mobile profiles are 5 MHz, 8.75 MHz and 10 MHz. (Note: the 802.16 standard allows a far wider variety of channels, but only the above subsets are supported as WiMAX profiles.) 1.3.4 Limitations A commonly-held misconception is that WiMAX will deliver 70 Mbit/s over 31 miles/50 kilometers. In reality, WiMAX can only do one or the other – operating over maximum range (31 miles/50 km) increases bit error rate and thus must use a lower bit rate. Lowering the range allows a device to operate at higher bit rates. 1.3.5 Need for WiMAX WiMAX can satisfy a variety of access needs. Potential applications include: • Extending broadband capabilities to bring them closer to subscribers, filling gaps in cable, DSL and T1 services, WiFi and cellular backhaul, providing last-100 meter access from fibre to the curb and giving service providers another cost-effective option for supporting broadband services. • Supporting very high bandwidth solutions where large spectrum deployments (i.e. >10 MHz) are desired using existing infrastructure, keeping costs down while delivering the bandwidth needed to support a full range of high-value, multimedia services. • Helping service providers meet many of the challenges they face owing to increasing consumer demand. WiMAX can help them in this regard without discarding their existing infrastructure investments because it has the ability to interoperate seamlessly across various network types. • Providing wide area coverage and quality of service capabilities for applications ranging from real-time delay-sensitive Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) to real-time streaming video and non-real-time downloads, ensuring that subscribers obtain the performance they expect for all types of communications. • Being an IP-based wireless broadband technology, WiMAX can be integrated into both wide-area third-generation (3G) mobile and wireless and wireline networks, allowing it to become part of a seamless anytime, anywhere broadband access solution. • Ultimately, serving as the next step in the evolution of 3G mobile phones, via a potential combination of WiMAX and Code Division Multiple access (CDMA) standards called Fourth Generation (4G). 1.4 Mobile WiMAX 1.4.1 Overview of Mobile WiMAX The Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) standard, that is, the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard supports point-to-multipoint (PMP) as well as mesh mode.
  45. 45. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 11 In the PMP mode, multiple subscriber stations (SSs) are connected to one base station (BS) where the access channel from the BS to the SS is called the downlink (DL) channel, and the one from the SS to the BS is called the uplink (UL) channel. To support mobility, the IEEE has defined the IEEE 802.16e amendment, the mobile version of the 802.16 standard which is also known as mobile WiMAX. In mobile WiMAX battery life and handover are essential issues to support mobility between subnets in the same network domain (micromobility) and between two different network domains (macromobility).This new amendment aims at maintaining mobile clients connected to a MAN while moving around. It supports portable devices from mobile smart-phones and Personal digital assistants (PDAs) to notebook and laptop computers. IEEE 802.16e works in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz frequency bands. During network entry a SS at first needs initial ranging to allocate CDMA codes in UL ranging opportunities. Then the SS is allowed to join the network to acquire correct transmitter parameters (timing offset and power level), a complete network entry process with a desired BS to join the network. After successful completion of initial ranging, the SS will request the BS to describe its available modulation capability, coding schemes, and duplexing methods. During this stage, the SS will acquire a downlink (DL) channel. Once the SS finds a DL channel and synchronizes with the BS at the PHY level, the MAC layer will look for downlink channel descriptor (DCD) and UCD (uplink channel descriptor) to get modulation and other parameters. The SS remains in synchronization with the BS as long as it continues to receive the DL-medium access protocol (MAP) and DCD messages. Finally, the SS will receive a set of transmission parameters from UCD as its UL channel. If no UL channel can be found after a suitable timeout period, the SS will continue scanning to find another DL channel. Once the UL parameters are obtained, the SS will perform the ranging process. The second stage is authentication. At this stage, the BS authenticates and authorizes the SS. Then the BS performs a key exchange with the SS, such that the provided keys can enable the ciphering of transmission data. The third stage is registration. To register with the network, the SS and the BS will exchange registration request/response messages. The last stage is to establish IP connectivity. The SS gets its IP address and other parameters to establish IP connectivity. After this step, operational parameters can be transferred and connections can be set up. 1.4.2 Handover Process in Mobile WiMAX Hard handover is definitely to be supported in mobile WiMAX networks. Hence, breakbefore-make operations may happen during the handover process. In other words, link disconnection may occur and throughput may degrade. Therefore, various levels of optimization are demanded to reduce association and connection establishment with the target BS. These optimization methods are not clearly defined in the IEEE 802.16e specification, so they should be supported in specific WiMAX systems and products. On the contrary, soft handover is optional in mobile WiMAX networks. Two schemes, Macro-Diversity Handover (MDHO) and Fast Base Station Switching (FBSS) are supported. In case of MDHO, Mobile Station (MS) receives from multiple BSs simultaneously during handover, and chooses one as its target BS. As for FBSS, the MS receives from/transmits to one of several BSs (determined on a frame-by-frame basis) during
  46. 46. 12 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service Table 1.2 LTE vs mobile WiMAX Parameters Mobile WiMAX LTE Access Technology OFDMA(Downlink) OFDMA(Uplink) 2.3–2.4 GHz, 2.496–2.69 GHz, 3.3–3.8 GHz 5, 8.75, 10 MHz 2–7 KM 100–200 Users OFDMA(Downlink) SC-FDMA(Uplink) Existing and New Frequency bands 1.25–20 MHz 5 Km More than 200 users at 5 MHz Frequency Band Channel Bandwidth Cell Radius Cell Capacity Source: Dr Mohuya Chakraborty and Dr Debika Bhattacharyya. handover, such that the MS can omit the decision process of selecting the target BS to shorten the latency of handover. 1.4.3 LTE vs. Mobile WiMAX Mobile WiMAX is based on an open standard that was debated by a large community of engineers before getting ratified. The level of openness means that Mobile WiMAX equipment is standard and therefore cheaper to buy, sometimes at half the cost and sometimes even less. A parallel standardization effort is the Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) also known as 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (3GPP-LTE) launched by the 3GPP. There are certain similarities between the two technologies. First, both are 4G technologies designed to move data rather than voice. Both are IP networks based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology – so rather than being rivals such as the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and CDMA, they’re more like siblings. However there are many differences between the two on various parameters such as frequency bands, access technology, channel bandwidth, cell radius and cell capacities. Table 1.2 provides a comparison of LTE and Mobile WiMAX. 1.5 Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture The IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard provides the air interface for WiMAX but does not define the full end-to-end WiMAX network. The WiMAX Forum’s Network Working Group (NWG) is responsible for developing the end-to-end network requirements, architecture and protocols for WiMAX, using IEEE 802.16e-2005 as the air interface. The WiMAX NWG has developed a network reference model to serve as an architecture framework for WiMAX deployments and to ensure interoperability among various WiMAX equipment and operators. The end-to-end WiMAX Network Architecture has an extensive capability to support mobility and handovers. It will: • Include vertical or inter-technology handovers – for example to WiFi, 3GPP, 3GPP2, DSL, or MSO – when such capability is enabled in multi-mode MS.
  47. 47. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 13 • Support IPv4 or IPv6 based mobility management. Within this framework, and as applicable, the architecture will accommodate MS with multiple IP addresses and simultaneous IPv4 and IPv6 connections. • Support roaming between Network Service Provider (NSPs). • Utilize mechanisms to support seamless handovers at up to vehicular speeds. Some of the additional capabilities in support of mobility include the support of: • Dynamic and static home address configurations. • Dynamic assignment of the Home Agent in the service provider network as a form of route optimization, as well as in the home IP network as a form of load balancing. • Dynamic assignment of the Home Agent based on policies, Scalability, Extensibility, Coverage and Operator Selection. The network reference model envisions a unified network architecture for supporting fixed, nomadic and mobile deployments and is based on an IP service model. Figure 1.2 shows a simplified illustration of an IP-based end-to-end WiMAX network architecture [1]. R2 Internet R1 ASP MS AAA B S R3 R6 R3 R7 MS B S R6 ASN GW IP Network MIP-HA Connectivity Service Network (Cssn) IP Network R7 R6 OSS/BSS BS MS PSTN R4 Access Service Network (ASN) Gateway 3GPP/ 3GPP2 ASN GW R5 Other operator’s CSN Figure 1.2 End-to-End WiMAX network architecture. Source: Dr Mohuya Chakraborty and Dr Debika Bhattacharyya.
  48. 48. 14 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service The overall network may be divided logically into three parts: 1. MS used by the end user to access the network. 2. The Access Service Network (ASN), which comprises one or more base stations and one or more ASN gateways that form the radio access network at the edge. 3. Connectivity Service Network (CSN), which provides IP connectivity and all the IP core network functions. The network reference model developed by the WiMAX Forum NWG defines a number of functional entities and interfaces between those entities. These entities are discussed briefly below. • Base Station (BS): The BS is responsible for providing the air interface to the MS. Additional functions that may be part of the BS are micromobility management functions, such as handoff triggering and tunnel establishment, radio resource management, QoS policy enforcement, traffic classification, Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) proxy, key management, session management and multicast group management. • Access Service Network Gateway (ASN-GW): The ASN gateway typically acts as a layer 2 traffic aggregation point within an ASN. Additional functions that may be part of the ASN gateway include intra-ASN location management and paging, radio resource management and admission control, caching of subscriber profiles and encryption keys, AAA client functionality, establishment and management of mobility tunnel with base stations, QoS and policy enforcement, foreign agent functionality for mobile IP and routing to the selected CSN. • Connectivity Service Network (CSN): The CSN provides connectivity to the Internet, ASP, other public networks and corporate networks. The CSN is owned by the NSP and includes AAA servers that support authentication for the devices, users and specific services. The CSN also provides per user policy management of QoS and security. The CSN is also responsible for IP address management, support for roaming between different NSPs, location management between ASNs and mobility and roaming between ASNs. The WiMAX architecture framework allows for the flexible decomposition and/or combination of functional entities when building the physical entities. The ASN interfaces the BS and the all-IP core network – the CSN. Typically the ASN includes numerous BSs with one or more ASN gateways. The ASN manages radio resources, MS access, mobility, security and QoS. It acts as a relay for the CSN for IP address allocation and AAA functions. The ASN gateway hosts the Mobile IP Home Agent. The CSN performs core network functions, including policy and admission control, IP address allocation, billing and settlement. It hosts the Mobile IP Home Agent, the IP and Authorization, Authentication and Accounting (AAA) servers, and Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and VoIP gateways. The CSN is also responsible for internetworking with non-WiMAX networks (e.g. 3G, DSL) and for roaming through links to other CSNs. Table 1.3 gives the reference network model interfaces. In short, the ASN represents a boundary for functional interoperability with WiMAX clients, WiMAX connectivity service functions and aggregation of functions embodied
  49. 49. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 15 Table 1.3 Reference network model interfaces Interface Description R1 R2 Interface between the MS and the ASN. Functionality: air interface. Interface between the MS and the CSN. Functionality: AAP, IP host configuration, mobility management. Interface between the ASN and the CSN. Functionality: AAP, policy enforcement, mobility management. Interface between ASNs. Functionality: mobility management. Interface between CSNs. Functionality: internetworking, roaming. Interface between BS and ASN gateway. Functionality: IP tunnel management to establish and release MS connection. Interface between BSs. Functionality: handoffs R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Source: Dr Mohuya Chakraborty and Dr Debika Bhattacharyya. by different vendors. Mapping of functional entities to logical entities within ASNs as depicted in the NRM may be performed in different ways. The WiMAX Forum is in the process of network specifications in a manner that would allow a variety of vendor implementations that are interoperable and suited for a wide diversity of deployment requirements. A CSN providing IP connectivity services to the WiMAX subscriber(s) may comprise network elements such as routers, AAA proxy/servers, user databases and Interworking gateway devices. It may be deployed as part of a Greenfield WiMAX NSP or as part of an incumbent WiMAX NSP. The ASN coordinates traffic across multiple BS, supports security, handoffs and QoS. The CSN manages core network operations through IP servers, AAA, VoIP and PSTN gateways, and provides an interface to legacy core networks and other operators’ networks. The open IP architecture which is at the core of WiMAX marks a pivotal innovation among non-proprietary mobile technologies. It is set to decrease the complexity and cost to network operators, while increasing the flexibility in developing new services and applications and the freedom in selecting the best suited vendors. Furthermore, according to Rick Galatioto, Product Line Manager at Cisco, an ASN and IP solutions vendor, ‘the adoption of an open IP architecture by network providers represents a crucial step towards empowering end users and giving them more control in choosing applications’. If network operators want to reap the full benefits that WiMAX and its all-IP architecture can deliver, they need to select carefully the ASN and CSN solutions that best suit their requirements and provide all the functionality required while avoiding unnecessary complexity in their network. In short the end-to-end WiMAX Network Architecture has extensive support for scalable, extensible operation and flexibility in operator selection. In particular, it will: • Enable a user to select manually or automatically from available Network Access Points (NAPs) and NSPs. • Enable ASN and CSN system designs that easily scale upward and downward – in terms of coverage, range or capacity. • Accommodate a variety of ASN topologies – including hub-and-spoke, hierarchical, and/or multi-hop interconnects.
  50. 50. 16 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service • Accommodate a variety of backhaul links, both wireline and wireless with different latency and throughput characteristics. • Support incremental infrastructure deployment. • Support the phased introduction of IP services that in turn scale with an increasing number of active users and concurrent IP services per user. • Support the integration of base stations of varying coverage and capacity – for example, pico, micro and macro base stations. • Support the flexible decomposition and integration of ASN functions in ASN network deployments in order to enable use of load balancing schemes for efficient use of radio spectrum and network resources. Additional features pertaining to manageability and performance of WiMAX Network Architecture include: • Support a variety of online and offline client provisioning, enrollment and management schemes based on open, broadly deployable, IP-based, industry standards. • Accommodation of Over-The-Air (OTA) services for MS terminal provisioning and software upgrades. • Accommodation of use of header compression/suppression and/or payload compression for efficient use of the WiMAX radio resources. It would be unfair not to mention a few WiMAX products here. The WiMAX portfolio includes: • Aricent ASNLite – a standards-based, compact, and off-the-shelf, integrated ASN gateway software product that facilitates rapid development of WiMAX (802.16e) solutions. • WiMAX Integrated Gateway (WING) – A ‘Network-in-a-Box’ collapsed ASN and CSN solution comprising of an integrated Profile-C ASN-GW, AAA server and Home Agent. This solution serves the needs of rural, Tier 3, and enterprise deployments, and can run on any Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) platform. • eASN – A complete ASN gateway product supporting control plane, data plane and management plane functionalities. The product can be scaled to support up to 60 000 subscribers, and is ideal for medium to high density networks. • sigASN – A control plane framework for Profile-C Macro/Micro/Enterprise ASN Gateway deployments. This framework can be used to develop ASN solutions for very high density networks. • Base Station Framework – A Release-6 compliant control plane BS Framework for all types of Macro/Pico/Femto Profile-C Base Station deployments. 1.6 Radio Interface Specifications for WiMAX 1.6.1 Overview The radio interface is the main building block of a WiMAX network and is responsible for most of the spectrum efficiency and cost savings that WiMAX promises. The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards was established by
  51. 51. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 17 the IEEE Standards Board in 1999, to develop standards for the global deployment of broadband Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks. The Workgroup is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee. Although the 802.16 family of standards is officially called WirelessMAN in IEEE, it has been commercialized under the name ‘WiMAX’ by an industry alliance called the WiMAX Forum. The mission of the Forum is to promote and certify compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standards. The first 802.16 standard was approved in December 2001. It delivered a standard for point to multipoint Broadband Wireless transmission in the 10–66 GHz band, with only an LOS capability. It uses a single carrier (SC) physical (PHY) standard. IEEE 802.16 standardizes the air interface and related functions associated with wireless local loop. 802.16a was an amendment to 802.16 and delivered a point to multipoint capability in the 2–11 GHz band. For this to be of use, it also required an NLOS capability, and the PHY standard was therefore extended to include OFDM and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA). 802.16a was ratified in January 2003 and was intended to provide ‘last mile’ fixed broadband access. 802.16c, a further amendment to 802.16, delivered a system profile for the 10–66 GHz 802.16 standard. In September 2003, a revision project called 802.16d commenced aimed at aligning the standard with aspects of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) High Performance Radio Metropolitan Area Network (HIPERMAN) standard as well as laying down conformance and test specifications. This project concluded in 2004 with the release of 802.16-2004 which superseded the earlier 802.16 documents, including the a/b/c amendments. An amendment to 802.16-2004, IEEE 802.16e-2005 (formerly known as IEEE 802.16e), addressing mobility, was concluded in 2005. This implements a number of improvements to 802.16-2004, including better support for QoS and the use of Scalable OFDMA. It is sometimes called ‘Mobile WiMAX’, after the WiMAX forum for interoperability, which is an industry-led organization formed to certify and promote broadband wireless products based upon the IEEE 802.16 standard. 1.6.2 802.16e-2005 Technology The 802.16 standard essentially standardizes two aspects of the air interface – the physical (PHY) layer and the Media Access Control (MAC) layer. This section provides an overview of the technology employed in these two layers in the current version of the 802.16 specification (which is strictly 802.16-2004 as amended by 802.16e-2005, but which will be referred to as 802.16e for brevity). PHY – The Physical Layer 802.16e uses Scalable OFDMA to carry data, supporting channel bandwidths of between 1.25 MHz and 20 MHz, with up to 2048 subcarriers. It supports adaptive modulation and coding, so that in conditions of good signal, a highly efficient 64 QAM coding scheme is used, whereas where the signal is poorer, a more robust BPSK coding mechanism is used. In intermediate conditions, 16 QAM and QPSK can also be employed. Other PHY features include integration of the latest technological innovations, such as ‘beam forming’ and
  52. 52. 18 WiMAX Security and Quality of Service Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) for good error correction performance. OFDM belongs to a family of transmission schemes called multicarrier modulation, which is based on the idea of dividing a given high-bit-rate data stream into several parallel lower bit-rate streams and modulating each stream on separate carriers, often called subcarriers, or tones. Multicarrier modulation schemes eliminate or minimize InterSymbol Interference (ISI) by making the symbol time large enough so that the channel-induced delays (delay spread being a good measure of this in wireless channels) are an insignificant (typically, <10 %) fraction of the symbol duration. Therefore, in high-data-rate systems in which the symbol duration is small, being inversely proportional to the data rate, splitting the data stream into many parallel streams increases the symbol duration of each stream such that the delay spread is only a small fraction of the symbol duration. OFDM is a spectrally efficient version of multicarrier modulation, where the subcarriers are selected such that they are all orthogonal to one another over the symbol duration, thereby avoiding the need to have non-overlapping subcarrier channels to eliminate intercarrier interference. In order to completely eliminate ISI, guard intervals are used between OFDM symbols. By making the guard interval larger than the expected multipath delay spread, ISI can be completely eliminated. Adding a guard interval, however, implies power wastage and a decrease in bandwidth efficiency. ‘Beam forming’ is an Advanced Antenna Technology (AAT) that ensures that radio power is concentrated where the WiMAX terminals are, adjusting the beam automatically as the terminals move around the coverage area. Beam forming enables dramatic reductions in the number of radio sites needed to provide coverage – in some instances by as much as 40 % – while reducing interference and ensuring better indoor penetration of the radio signal. ‘MIMO’ is an AAT that combines the radio signals transmitted and received on separate antennas. The technique takes advantage of the multiple paths and reflections of a radio signal to strengthen radio communications, particularly in densely populated areas where signals can be degraded by buildings and other physical obstacles. MIMO antennae provide good NLOS characteristics (or higher bandwidth). MIMO also helps make radio links more robust, nearly doubling the capacity delivered in dense urban environments [2, 3]. MAC – The Media Access Control Layer The 802.16 specifications describe three MAC sublayers: the Convergence Sublayer (CS), the Common Part Sublayer (CPS) and the Security Sublayer (SeS). There are a number of convergence sublayers, which describe the manner in which wireline technologies such as Ethernet, ATM and IP are encapsulated on the air interface, and the process of data classification, etc. The CS aims to enable 802.16 to better accommodate the higher layer protocols placed above the MAC layer. The CS receives data frames from a higher layer and classifies the frame. On the basis of this classification, the CS can perform additional processing such as payload header compression, before passing the frame to the MAC CPS. The CS also accepts data frames from the MAC CPS. If the peer CS has performed any type of processing, the receiving CS will restore the data frame before passing it to a higher layer.
  53. 53. Overview of End-to-End WiMAX Network Architecture 19 The CPS is the vital part of the 802.16 MAC that defines the medium access method. It provides functions related to network entry and initialization, duplexing, framing, channel access and QoS. The SeS provides privacy to the subscribers across the wireless network. It also provides strong protection against theft of service to the operators. It describes how secure communications are delivered, by using secure key exchange during authentication, and encryption using AES or DES (as the encryption mechanism) during data transfer. Further features of the MAC layer include power saving mechanisms (using Sleep Mode and Idle Mode) and handover mechanisms. A key feature of 802.16 is that it is a connection oriented technology. The SS cannot transmit data until it has been allocated a channel by the BS. This allows 802.16e to provide strong support for QoS. 1.6.3 Applications Depending on the frequency band and implementation details, an access system built in accordance with this standardized radio interface specification can support a wide range of applications, from enterprise services to residential applications in urban, suburban and rural areas, as well as cellular backhauling. The specification could easily support both generic Internet-type data and real-time data, including two-way applications such as voice and videoconferencing. The technology is known as a Wireless MAN in IEEE 802.16. The word ‘metropolitan’ refers not to the application but to the scale. The design is oriented primarily toward outdoor applications. The architecture is primarily point-to-multipoint, with a base station serving subscribers in a cell that can range up to tens of km. Terminals are fixed or, in frequencies below 11 GHz, and are therefore ideal for providing access to buildings, such as businesses, homes, Internet cafes, telephone shops (telecentres), etc. The radio interface includes support for a variety of worldwide frequency allocations in either licensed or licence-exempt bands. At higher frequencies (above 10 GHz), supported data rates range over 100 Mbit/s per 25 MHz or 28 MHz channel, with many channels available under some administrations. At the lower frequencies (below 11 GHz), data rates range up to 70 Mbit/s per 20 MHz channel. 1.6.4 WiMAX Simulation Tools The best features of WiMAX are the accurate calculation and optimization of the Radio Frequency and Capacity, Network planning. To achieve this you have to choose the best simulation tool which works on the WiMAX system. Some of the most well-known and widely used simulation and planning tools are: OPNET tool, Planet EV, EDX (SignalPro), Provision Communication, Radio Mobile (Freeware), Atoll, CelPlan, ICS Telecom, Asset 3G/WiMAX, Winprop, Volcano Siradel, NS-2 (Freeware), NS-3 (Freeware), Qualnet NCTuns Network Simulator and Emulator 1.7 Interoperability Issues in WiMAX WiMAX, as with many new technologies, is based on an open standard. While standards increasingly play an essential role in driving implementation, success is not guaranteed.