system performance. This involves studying, through simulation, the various PHY modulation, coding schemes and interleaving in the form of biterrorrate (BER) and blockerrorrate (BLER) performance under reference channel models.
1.2 Structure of the thesis
The first chapter is an introduction of the thesis work. The rest of the chapters are organized as follows: Chapter 2 discusses the evolution and architecture of the IEEE 802.16 standard for BWA. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the IEEE 802.16 physical layer and OFDM technique. Chapter 4 deals with the PHY layer simulation model and SUI channel model employed by this thesis. Chapter 5 provides results obtained from the PHY layer simulation. Chapter 6 concludes with a summary of the research done and recommendation for future work.