Relay station placement for cooperative communications in WiMAX networks

Dejun Yang, Xi Fang, Guoliang Xue, Jian Tang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

24 Scopus citations


The recently emerging WiMAX (IEEE 802.16) is a promising telecommunication technology to provide low-cost, high-speed and long-range wireless communications. To meet the growing demand for throughput, Relay Station is introduced by IEEE 802.16j to relay traffic for Subscriber Stations. By incorporating Cooperative Communications scheme in WiMAX, we can further improve the network capacity. In this paper, we study the Relay Station placement problem, which seeks to deploy a minimum number of Relay Stations to satisfy all data rate requests from Subscriber Stations via Cooperative Communications. We analyze the computational complexity of the problem and prove it to be NP-Complete. Then we present efficient algorithms with guaranteed approximation ratios. Extensive experiments show that the number of Relay Stations returned by our algorithms is close to those returned by optimal solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
StatePublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2010Dec 10 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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