Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) is a 3GPP Study Item on the possibility of using the same network equipment and resources for both access and backhaul.
This extension of the ns-3 mmWave module adds wireless relaying capabilities to an ns-3 NetDevice, and the possibility of simulating in-band relaying at mmWave frequencies. This framework has been developed by the University of Padova as part of a project with InterDigital Communications. It is still a work in progress, and more functionalities will be added soon.
Please refer to our paper for a complete description of the model.
- M. Polese, M. Giordani, A. Roy, D. Castor, M. Zorzi, "Distributed Path Selection Strategies for Integrated Access and Backhaul at mmWaves", IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2018
- M. Polese, M. Giordani, A. Roy, S. Goyal, D. Castor, M. Zorzi, "End-to-End Simulation of Integrated Access and Backhaul at mmWaves", IEEE CAMAD, 2018
For a complete description and examples, refer to:
- End-to-End Simulation of 5G mmWave Networks
- A Framework for End-to-End Evaluation of 5G mmWave Cellular Networks in ns-3
- Performance Comparison of Dual Connectivity and Hard Handover for LTE-5G Tight Integration
- ns-3 manual
This software is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPLv2, as like as ns-3. See the LICENSE file for more details.