The simulator LTEV2Vsim

Introduction

LTEV2Vsim is a simulator, written in MATLAB, designed for the investigation of resource allocation in LTE-V2V networks, with focus on the cooperative awareness service. Since version 3.0, LTEV2Vsim also allows to simulate the cooperative awareness service using IEEE 802.11p.

The structure and features of the simulator, along with its main inputs and outputs, are described in

G. Cecchini, A. Bazzi, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, “LTEV2Vsim: An LTE-V2V Simulator for the Investigation of Resource Allocation for Cooperative Awareness”, 5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS 2017), Naples (Italy), 26-28 June 2017. Accepted version here. (Results obtained with version 1.0)

Download

The simulator is freely accessible to the interested researchers. Download LTEV2Vsim (latest version v3.5) - All versions since v3.1 requires at least MATLAB R2016b.

Contact us for the password at alessandro.bazzi@ieiit.cnr.it and giammarco.cecchini@ieiit.cnr.it.

Older versions available here: v3.3 v3.1 v2.1 v1.0.

Download changelog. Download instructions. Download table of input parameters.

Publications where we used LTEV2Vsim

An LTE-V2V controlled (in-coverage) algorithm based on the resource reuse distance is proposed and validated with different localization accuracies in

G. Cecchini, A. Bazzi, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, “Localization-Based Resource Selection Schemes for Network-Controlled LTE-V2V”, 14th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Bologna (Italy), August 2017. Accepted version here. (Results obtained with version 2.1)

An LTE-V2V distributed (out-of-coverage) algorithm based on maps is presented in

G. Cecchini, A. Bazzi, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, “MAP-RP: Map-based Resource Reselection Procedure for Autonomous LTE-V2V”, Special Session on 5G Wireless Technologies for V2X communications, 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2017), Montreal (Canada), October 2017. Accepted version here. (Results obtained with version 2.1)

LTE-V2V vs. 802.11p performance for cooperative awareness is the focus of

G. Cecchini, A. Bazzi, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, “Performance Comparison Between IEEE 802.11p and LTE-V2V In-coverage and Out-of-coverage for Cooperative Awareness”, IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2017), Turin (Italy), November 2017. Accepted version here. (Results obtained with version 3.1)

A method to identify those transmissions that are really relevant, in order to remove the others from the results is discussed in

A. Bazzi, G. Cecchini, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, “Should I Really Care of That CAM?”, IEEE PIMRC 2018, Bologna (Italy), September 2018. Accepted version here. (Results obtained with version 3.5)

A novel controlled (in-coverage) algorithm, which miximizes the distance of resource reuse, is given in

G. Cecchini, A. Bazzi, M. Menarini, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, “Maximum Reuse Distance Scheduling for Cellular-V2X Sidelink Mode 3”, IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation Systems (VENITS), Abu Dhabi (UAE), December 2018. Accepted version here. (Results obtained with version 3.5)

A few additional references

“Technical specification group radio access network; evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA); physical channels and modulation”, 3GPP TS 36.211

“Technical specification group radio access network; evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA); physical layer procedures”, 3GPP TS 36.213

“Technical specification group radio access network; evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA); medium access control (MAC) protocol specification”, 3GPP TS 36.321

“Technical specification group radio access network; evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA); radio resource control (RRC); protocol specification”, 3GPP TS 36.331

http://www.3gpp.org/news-events/3gppnews/1798-v2x-r14: “3GPP: Initial cellular V2X standard completed”.

A. Bazzi, B. M. Masini, and A. Zanella, “How many vehicles in the LTE-V2V awareness range with half or full duplex radios?”, 15th edition of International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems Telecommunications (ITST 2017), Warsaw, May 2017. Accepted version here.

A. Bazzi, B. M. Masini, A. Zanella, I. Thibault, “On the performance of IEEE 802.11p and LTE-V2V for the Cooperative Awareness of Connected Vehicles”, in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 10419-10432, Nov. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2750803 Accepted version here, Version on the Publisher web site here (IEEE).

Contacts

For any need, please contact us at alessandro.bazzi@ieiit.cnr.it and giammarco.cecchini@ieiit.cnr.it