ue 16(9): e1

Research Article

Comparative study of LTE simulations with the ns-3 and the Vienna simulators

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.24-8-2015.2260782,
        author={Thiago Abreu and Bruno Baynat and Marouen Gachaoui and Tania Jimenez and Narcisse Nya},
        title={Comparative study of LTE simulations with the ns-3 and the Vienna simulators},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet},
        volume={3},
        number={9},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={UE},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={simulators, ns-3, vienna, lte},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-8-2015.2260782}
    }
    
  • Thiago Abreu
    Bruno Baynat
    Marouen Gachaoui
    Tania Jimenez
    Narcisse Nya
    Year: 2015
    Comparative study of LTE simulations with the ns-3 and the Vienna simulators
    UE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-8-2015.2260782
Thiago Abreu1, Bruno Baynat1, Marouen Gachaoui2, Tania Jimenez2,*, Narcisse Nya1
  • 1: Pierre et Marie Curie University
  • 2: Avignon University
*Contact email: tania.jimenez@univ-avignon.fr

Abstract

In this paper we compare two simulators: ns-3 and Vienna, in the context of LTE networks, on four basic scenarios for which well-known analytical results exist. These scenarios differentiate themselves by the nature of the trafficc (data or voice) and by the number of sources (infinite or finite). Our goal is twofold. First, by confronting the results of the two simulators with exact results, we can assess the accuracy of both simulators and compare their efficiency. Second, and maybe more importantly, we want to compare the ease of handling and use of both simulators, and list the difficulties encountered in the context of the four basic scenarios, that will necessarily arise in more realistic simulated scenarios, and explain how we worked around the problems. We hope this comparison will help researchers who work on LTE net- works to choose the simulator that best suits their needs.