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Publication of NISTIR 8157 "BLER Performance Evaluation of LTE Device-to-Device Communications"


Long-Term Evolution (LTE) supporting Device-to-Device (D2D) communication is a feature
introduced in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) release 12. D2D communication is
critical in public safety applications, which enables communication among first responders
when the network infrastructure may not be available. In order to characterize the performance
of D2D communications using network simulation tool (e.g. ns-3), accurate physical layer
error model is important. In this document, we present our D2D physical channel simulations
to study the BLock Error Rate (BLER) performance of the physical channels. We also
demonstrate how to integrate the simulation results into network simulator to perform system
level simulation.

Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8157


Released November 9, 2016