The Dual Connectivity framework extends the NYU ns-3 module by adding the capability of simulating a UE multi-connected to an LTE eNB and to multiple mmWave eNBs. This framework can be used to simulate either throughput-oriented (i.e., both the LTE and the mmWave link are used at the same time to increase throughput) or robustness-oriented setups (i.e., LTE is used as a backup in case the mmWave link is in outage). This tool provides complete core network and radio access network infrastructures, and, thanks to the flexibility of ns-3 and to the level of detail of the mmWave channel models, it is a valuable tool to study the multi-RAT scenarios which will be part of 5G cellular networks.
|G. R. MacCartney, Jr. and T. S. Rappaport, “Rural Macrocell Path Loss Models for Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications,” in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 1663-1677, July 2017.||100 GHz, Dynamic Channel Models, Macro-diversity, MmWave cellular system design, mmWave Channel Modeling, mmWave Channel Models, mmWave MAC, multi connectivity handover, Spatial Channel Estimation and Tracking, Spectrum Sharing||2017/07/03|
|M. Polese, R. Jana, M. Zorzi, "TCP in 5G mmWave Networks: Link Level Retransmissions and MP-TCP", to be presented at 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), Atlanta, USA, May 2017.||multi connectivity handover||2017/04/04|
|M. Polese, M. Giordani, M. Mezzavilla, S. Rangan, M. Zorzi, "Improved Handover Through Dual Connectivity in 5G mmWave Mobile Networks", submitted to 2017 IEEE JSAC Special Issue on mmWave||multi connectivity handover||2017/04/04|
|M. Polese, M. Mezzavilla, M. Zorzi, "Performance Comparison of Dual Connectivity and Hard Handover for LTE-5G Tight Integration in mmWave Cellular Networks", Master Thesis - University of Padova, July 2016.||5G, multi connectivity handover||2016/08/12|
|M. Polese, M. Mezzavilla, M. Zorzi, "Performance Comparison of Dual Connectivity and Hard Handover for LTE-5G Tight Integration", accepted at EAI SIMUtools 2016 conference, August 22 - 23, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic.||multi connectivity handover||2016/07/13|