Analysis and Literature Review of IEEE 802.16e (Mobile WiMAX) Security
Reena Dadhich1, GeetikaNarang2, D.M.Yadav3
1Dr.Reena Dadhich, Head of MCA Department, Government Engineering College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
2Ms.Geetika Narang, Asst. Prof in Computer Engineering Department, Sinhgad Institute of Technology, Lonavala, India,
3Dr .D. M. Yadav, Principal of JSPM’S Bhivarabai Sawant Institute of  Technology, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on January 17, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2012. | Manuscript published on February 29, 2012. | PP: 167-173 | Volume-1 Issue-3, February 2012. | Retrieval Number: C0215021312/2011©BEIESP

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Abstract: IEEE802.16e or Mobile WiMAX, where WiMAX stands on Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is one of the latest technologies in the Wire-Less World. The main goal of WiMAX is to deliver wireless communications with quality of service in a secured environment. IEEE 802.16e provides the ability for users to use the Broadband Wireless Communication even when the user is moving. Its Mobility feature makes it differ from the previous protocol IEEE 802.16d which was based on Static WiMAX and providedthe Wireless communication at fixed locations. This paper is related to the security issues for IEEE802.16e. Various Threats which occurs at Physical and MAC(Medium Access Control) layer in Mobile WiMAX,what solutions have been proposed in literature related to these threat and what are the shortcomings of these proposed solution. And also at last in proposed work we have proposed solution for one of the main threat called as DoS (Denial of Service). 
Keywords: MIMO, Threats, Protocol Architecture, Security Frame Work.