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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

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Created June 27, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019