G. Nardini, A. Virdis, G. Stea, "Simulating device-to-device communications in OMNeT++ with SimuLTE: scenarios and configurations", OMNeT++ Community Summit 2016, Brno, CZ, September 15-16, 2016

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SimuLTE is a tool that enables system-level simulations of LTE/LTE-Advanced networks within OMNeT++. It is designed such that it can be plugged within network elements as an additional Network Interface Card (NIC) to those already provided by the INET framework (e.g. Wi-Fi). Recently, device-to-device (D2D) technology has been widely studied by the research community, as a mechanism to allow direct communications between devices of a LTE cellular network. In this work, we present how SimuLTE can be employed to simulate both one-to-one and one-to-many D2D communications, so that the latter can be exploited as a new communication opportunity in several research fields, like vehicular networks, IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Keywords: {LTE-Advanced; simulation; SimuLTE; device-to-device}