A. Virdis, G. Nardini, G. Stea, "Modeling unicast device-to-device communications with SimuLTE", IWSLS2 2016, Vienna, July 1st, 2016

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In LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), device-to-device (D2D) transmissions allow two peering User Equipments to communicate directly without using the Evolved Node-B as relay. D2D is regarded as one of the enablers to bring LTE-A in the context of vehicular networks, smart cities, or M2M applications. Research on this topic is mostly carried out through link-level simulations. In this work, we describe instead the modeling of D2D into a system-level simulator, namely SimuLTE, which enables us to analyze the performance of applications and higher-layer protocols using D2D transmission. We first describe the modeling within the SimuLTE architecture, then we validate it and analyze the performance of D2D communications with frequency reuse. 

Keywords: {LTE-Advanced, D2D, resource allocation, system-level simulation}

File: http://www.iet.unipi.it/g.nardini/papers/IWSLS2_2016_D2D.pdf