Proceedings of the Workshop on ns-3

Research Article

Implementation and Validation of an LTE D2D Model for ns-3

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1145/3067665.3067668,
        author={Richard Rouil and Fernando J. Cintron and Aziza Ben Mosbah and Samantha Gamboa},
        title={Implementation and Validation of an LTE D2D Model for ns-3},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the Workshop on ns-3},
        keywords={3GPP Long Term Evolution Device-to-Device Communication Network Modeling ns-3},
  • Richard Rouil
    Fernando J. Cintron
    Aziza Ben Mosbah
    Samantha Gamboa
    Year: 2017
    Implementation and Validation of an LTE D2D Model for ns-3
    DOI: 10.1145/3067665.3067668
Richard Rouil1,*, Fernando J. Cintron1, Aziza Ben Mosbah1, Samantha Gamboa1
  • 1: National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD, USA 20899
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The ability to perform device-to-device (D2D) communication in Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based cellular networks became possi-ble with the introduction of Proximity Services (ProSe) functionali-ties in the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) speciÿca-tions. In this paper, we provide a description of the ProSe implemen-tation that extends the LTE model already available in ns-3. Our model contains key features deÿned in LTE Release 12 and further enhanced in LTE Release 13 related to synchronization, discovery, and communication. We also provide validation of each feature by comparing simulation results with analytical models developed as part of our work on D2D communication.