Efficient mapping of multiple VoIP vocoders in WiMAX systems

I. Kitroser, E. Chai, Y. Ben-Shimol

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This paper addresses the problem of efficient mapping and allocation of voice over IP (VoIP) traffic with multiple VoIP vocoders in WiMAX systems. We show that by taking advantage of the periodicity of VoIP frames, generated by multiple vocoder types, and by applying semi-fixed allocations in the existing resource allocation process, the mapping overhead can be reduced substantially. We present a system model that allows the evaluation of the proposed solutions for the problem at hand. Using this model, we show that the problem is NP hard and present a set of observations on the resource allocation process leading to good mapping decisions from the perspective of mapping overhead. We present a new mapping algorithm that implement the decisions and show by extensive simulations that the proposed mapping algorithm can reduce the overhead down to 25% of the overhead experienced in orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA)-based systems such as WiMAX and IEEE802.16, while retaining a low computational complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-678
Number of pages12
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2011


  • VoIP
  • WiMAX
  • mapping
  • multiple vocoders
  • resource allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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