MIMO techniques supported by IEEE 802.16 networks improve either throughput or reliability in the network. But these MIMO techniques do not always perform optimally, especially in the presence of high mobility. In this paper, we propose a cross layered mapping technique that exploits multiple antenna available at each MS. An optional error correction mechanism is proposed at the receiver to correct erroneously received signal. Finally, using extensive simulations we show that the proposed technique achieves higher throughput compared to the existing techniques while providing the same reliability. We also show that the proposed technique can be a stand alone technique and adaptive switching of MIMO techniques is not required. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.