BER analysis of WiMAX on FSO

Goran T. Djordjevic, Ivan B Djordjevic

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2 Scopus citations


The Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) presented in IEEE 802.16 has the aim to provide wireless broadband services to commercial fixed and mobile users. Free-space-optical (FSO) link can be utilized for establishing the connection between WiMAX base station and core network. This optical wireless technology is used for distributing WiMAX traffic because it represents a cost-effective solution, easy to be installed and supports high data rates. On the other hand, transmission of radio-frequency (RF) signals over a FSO link is strongly dependent on weather conditions. In our work, we study a mixed FSO/WiMAX link with primary aim to determine the overall error rate performance. Firstly, we provide a brief recapitulation of main results in this field. Secondly, we determine error rate dependence on different system and channel parameters. We observe the simultaneous effects of FSO and RF channel conditions on error rate performance. Further, we suggest some quasi cyclic low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes suitable for implementation in these systems and determine their error rate performance for different code words lengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014675
StatePublished - Aug 23 2016
Event18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016 - Trento, Italy
Duration: Jul 10 2016Jul 14 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
ISSN (Electronic)2162-7339


Other18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016


  • WiMAX
  • bit error rate
  • fading
  • free-space optics
  • shadowing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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