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Modeling tools to evaluate Device-to-Device Communication (D2D) in Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Screenshot of ns-3 simulation using D2D communication

Simulation of device to device communication in LTE

NIST has released a simulation model to evaluate D2D Communication in LTE. The implementation is based on the open source ns-3 simulator and currently supports the following features:

  1. Out-of-coverage D2D synchronization
  2. D2D Discovery (in and out of coverage, UE_SELECTED mode only)
  3. D2D Communication (in coverage not fully tested)
  4. Static (configurable) resource scheduler
  5. New physical layer error model (BLER curves)
  6. Various channel models


Created June 27, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019