Reconfigurable Multi-Mode Protocol Reference Model Facilitating Modes Convergence

Conference: European Wireless 2005 - 11th European Wireless Conference 2005 - Next Generation wireless and Mobile Communications and Services
04/10/2006 - 04/13/2005 at Nicosia, Cyprus

Proceedings: European Wireless 2005

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Berlemann, Lars; Pabst, Ralf; Schinnenburg, Marc; Walke, Bernhard (Chair of Communication Networks, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

The vision for the next generation of wireless communications is a ubiquitous radio system concept, providing wireless access from short-range to wide-area, with one single adaptive system for all envisaged radio environments. To achieve this, a future radio system is envisaged to efficiently adapt to multiple scenarios by using different modes of a common technology basis. By introducing a reference model for multi-mode protocols, we target a harmonization of the various current research efforts in approaching multi-mode capability and protocol adaptability. Based on the idea of identification of commonalities between multiple envisaged modes and a separation of the common and the mode-specific parts of the protocol, this paper defines a reference model for a multi-mode protocol incorporating the ideas of functional partitioning and re-configuration of layers to achieve both horizontal and vertical convergence between multiple modes.