An Implementation of LTE Simulator Based on NS-3 for Evaluating D2D Performance

Elhadji Makhtar DIOUF  Woongsup LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A   No.10   pp.2216-2218
Publication Date: 2017/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E100.A.2216
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Mobile Information Network and Personal Communications
D2D communication,  NS-3,  LTE,  System-level simulator,  

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With the expected increase in popularity of device-to-device (D2D) services, the importance of implementing an LTE simulator that enables fast and accurate evaluations of D2D related technologies is clear. In this paper, we report on a network simulator, D2dSim, with the aim of realizing an LTE-Advanced network that utilizes the D2D feature, i.e., in which direct transmission between mobile stations (MSs) is enabled. Using NS-3, one of the most popular network simulation platforms, D2dSim could become one of the first realistic open-source D2D-capable environments, providing realistic and standard-compliant implementations of a subset of Proximity-based Services complying with the LTE-A standard.