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Evaluation of Timers Related to ProSe-based UE-to-Network Relays

Published

Author(s)

Aziza Ben Mosbah, Samantha Gamboa Quintiliani, Richard A. Rouil

Abstract

User Equipment (UE)-to-Network Relay functionality was introduced in Release 13 of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) to extend and improve user connectivity using the sidelink (SL) channels. The UE-to-Network Relay signalling allows the establishment and maintenance of a direct connection between the relay UE and the remote UE. Different procedures and timers are linked to these processes. In this paper, we focus on describing and evaluating the PC5 Signalling Protocol performance through system-level simulations. We also propose recommended timer values to increase the probability of successfully establishing and maintaining the connection between a remote UE and a relay UE.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2144
Report Number
2144

Keywords

3GPP, ProSe, LTE, relay, remote, device-to-device communication, protocols, proximity-based services, ns-3

Citation

Ben, A. , Gamboa, S. and Rouil, R. (2021), Evaluation of Timers Related to ProSe-based UE-to-Network Relays, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.2144, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=931313 (Accessed January 26, 2022)
Created March 24, 2021, Updated April 6, 2021