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Performance Evaluation of LTE Device-to-Device Out-of-Coverage Communication with Frequency Hopping Resource Scheduling



Fernando J. Cintron


This document presents a performance evaluation of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Device-to-device (D2D) communication when enabling frequency hopping resource scheduling. Moreover, as secondary objective, this document serves as a compendium for frequency hopping related procedures over D2D communications as defined by The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for the LTE standard. D2D communication is modeled and simulated using discrete event network simulator (ns-3). Simulated scenarios are designed to capture communication conditions occurring outside network infrastructure coverage, alike those experienced by authorized network users, such as public safety first responders, during network outages.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8220
Report Number


Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication, Frequency Hopping, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Resource Scheduling
Created July 23, 2018, Updated November 10, 2018