The jLTE Simulator is a network simulator designed to simulate the physical layer of an LTE network consisting of a number of base stations (eNodeBs) and users (UEs). It was designed specifically for the research project investigating the effect of co-ordinated scheduling in LTE networks. Further documentation is included within the thesis itself which is availabe at downthewire.co.uk.
This project was built using Apache Maven which can be downloaded from maven.apache.org and installed by following the instructions on that page.
Before the system can be fully compiled Michael Thomas Flanagan's Java Scientific Library must be installed. The jar file must be downloaded and installed into your local maven repository. This can be achieved using the following commands:
mvn install:install-file -Dfile=flanagan.jar -DgroupId=flanagan -DartifactId=flanagan -Dversion=1.0 -Dpackaging=jar
The project can then be compiled in the same fashion as any maven project using the following command:
Generating Fading Data
In order to use the simulator run the tests some auxiliary fading data
must be generated. This data is used to model the signal quality of
the wireless channel between each user and base station. The location
of the fading data is specified in the
option in the
system.properties config file which can be found in
The fading data can be generated by running the
class in the package
uk.co.downthewire.jLTE.fading. This can be
executed in maven using the command 'mvn exec:java'. Note that significant
heap space can be required to generate adequate fading data.
Having generated the fading data required the tests can now be run using the standard maven command:
The test suite includes both unit and integration tests which will take ~10 minutes to complete.
Running the Simulator
Now that the tests are all passing you can begin to run your own
network scenarios. Some example scenarios are defined as part of the
test suite, see the
src/test/resources/ directory. Each scenario
contains a config file for the UEs and a config file for the eNodeBs.
A number of settings are also defined in the
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