5G MmWave module for the ns-3 network simulator

Marco Mezzavilla, Sourjya Dutta, Menglei Zhang, Mustafa Riza Akdeniz, Sundeep Rangan

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Abstract

The increasing demand of data, along with the spectrum scarcity, are motivating a urgent shift towards exploiting new bands. This is the main reason behind identifying mmWaves as the key disruptive enabling technology for 5G cellular networks. Indeed, utilizing new bands means facing new challenges; in this context, they are mainly related to the radio propagation, which is shorter in range and more sensitive to obstacles. The resulting key aspects that need to be taken into account when designing mmWave cellular systems are directionality and link intermittency. The lack of network level results motivated this work, which aims at providing the first of a kind open source mmWave framework, based on the network simulator ns-3. The main focus of this work is the modeling of customizable channel, physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layers for mmWave systems. The overall design and architecture of the model are discussed in details. Finally, the validity of our proposed framework is corroborated through the simulation of a simple scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMSWiM 2015 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages283-290
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450337625
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2015
Event18th ACM International Conference on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2015 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Nov 2 2015Nov 6 2015

Publication series

NameMSWiM 2015 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems

Other

Other18th ACM International Conference on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2015
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period11/2/1511/6/15

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Keywords

  • 5G
  • Cellular
  • Channel
  • MAC
  • MmWave
  • PHY
  • Propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering

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Mezzavilla, M., Dutta, S., Zhang, M., Akdeniz, M. R., & Rangan, S. (2015). 5G MmWave module for the ns-3 network simulator. In MSWiM 2015 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (pp. 283-290). (MSWiM 2015 - Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2811587.2811619