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



Richard A. Rouil, Fernando J. Cintron, Aziza Ben Mosbah, Samantha M. Gamboa Quintiliani


The ability to perform device-to-device (D2D) communication in Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based cellular networks became possible with the introduction of Proximity Services (ProSe) functionalities in the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) specifications. In this paper, we provide a description of the ProSe implementation that extends the LTE model already available in ns-3. Our model contains key features defined 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.
Proceedings Title
Conference Dates
June 13-14, 2017
Conference Location
Conference Title
The Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3)


3GPP, Long Term Evolution, Device-to-Device communication, network modeling, ns-3


Rouil, R. , Cintron, F. , Ben, A. and Gamboa, S. (2017), Implementation and Validation of an LTE D2D Model for ns-3, WNS3, Porto, -1, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created June 13, 2017, Updated June 30, 2017