5G simulator are used to simulate and communicate fast systems in an efficient way. In the small size of the network, it analyzes the entire network performance. Also, this simulator work dependent on the cell-level network, which uses real key performance indicator (KPI) generation for every packet in the transmission.  

This article clearly describes the exciting information of the 5G Simulator with their significant characteristics!!!

Further, based on the requirement of the handpicked topic, the network traffic, environment structure, assessment pattern, and more can be altered. Overall, it has the motive to create an efficient simulation of the proposed system. Moreover, the performance of the system can be analyzed based on obtained results in the aspects of simulation scenario and action. We are pleased to notify you that we will support you to the fullest till the end of the 5G research project. 

What is special about our 5G simulator service? 

  • Ensure to utilize both context and practical aspects with respect to the next generation of wireless communication 
  • Analyze and share the future scope of the research utilizing IoT and 5G technologies
  • Point out the research issues in the cyber-related digital data communication 
  • Collect the recent findings of the study 
  • Conduct experiments on novel handpicked research ideas on appropriate 5G Simulation tool

While developing the 5G Simulator enabling technologies, ensure that the 5G development tool supports dynamically adding and removing modules and functions. In other words, the 5G simulator should assure the flexibility and scalability characteristics in the code development phase. Below, we have given other features that make a simulator to develop any kind of 5G application.

5G Simulator Features: 

  • IoT enabled D2D scenarios
    • Enable the uplink, downlink and side link assessment
    • Support any sort of real-time scenarios in both V2X (V2V and V2I) and D2D fields.
    • Allow IoT enabled Multiple–tier network simulation which handle both inactive and active nodes
  • HetNets and Geometry
    • 5G can be incorporated with any kind of network
    • Support random mobility in RoI based on already built route schemes and models
    • Adapt path loss model depends on the base station type and state of LoS / Non-LoS
    • However it is restricted to the physical obstacle objects, it can be easily modeled in simulation framework
  • Propagation models:
    • Provisioned with several channel models for different requirements such as pattern variation, fading and path loss
    • Support 3GPP 3D MIMO model for UAV devices
    • Provide prolonged 3GPP 3D MIMO model for mmWave
    • Allow Carrier Frequencies about 100 GHz
    • Enable to import outsourced distributed channels. For instance: QuaDRiGa Model
  • Flexible execution:
    • Support Random adoption of time based frame structure
    • Enable Various Wider subcarrier spacings for Different Resource Grids
    • Provide Scalability for diverse 5G Protocols and Numerology Case-Studies

Next, we can see about the current research issues that are looking forward by the active scholars. Below, our developers have suggested that kind of 5G research ideas. Further, we also encourage our clients to come-up with their own ideas and interact frankly about their interested research notions and their expectations in-order to make a fruitful result. This makes our clients to choose us every time.

Research Subjects using 5G Simulators

  • Emerging Secrecy and Safety Trends in Smart IoT-CPS System
  • Smart Patient Monitoring Systems
  • Deep-Machine Learning Techniques for Huge Data Analytics
  • Improved Smart Cities Technologies in IoE
  • New developments in Industry 4.0 / IIoT / Connected Factory
  • Cybersecurity Techniques for IoT enabled Critical Platform
  • 5G Mobile Network in Energy-Aware Grid Applications
  • Future Technologies of  Cyber Physical System (CPS)
  • Integration of IoT with Computing Technologies (Cloud, Edge and Fog)

For your information, our developers have suggested you some simulation tool that support 5G network. And, they also give proper guidance in handpicking simulation tool based your project requirement.

5G Network Simulators

  • OMNeT++
    • Supportive Language: C++
    • Simulator Type: Modular based
  • Network Simulator 2 (NS2)
    • Supportive Languages: OTCL and C++
    • Simulator Type: discrete event based
  • Opnet
    • Supportive Languages: C++ and C
    • Simulator Type: Commercial based
  • Network Simulator 3 (NS3)
    • Supportive Languages: C++ and Python
  • MATLAB (Include Simulink)

In addition, we have given the software requirement (i.e., operating systems) of the 5G project development using online network simulator. Here, the selection of OS also may vary based on project needs. We will assist you in that too.

OS supports for 5G Network Simulator

  • Ubuntu-14.04
  • Windows-7 (X86-32 bit)
  • Ubuntu-18.04
  • Windows-8 (X64-64 bit)

Next, we can see about the two prime models used in 5G Simulator. And they are: tracing file and 5G statistical models. These two models play a vital role in implementing the proposed 5G research ideas.

  • Tracing Archives
    • Track the files based on Ray Tracing Models(track the sound path)
  • 5G Statistical Models
    • Propagation
    • Channel
    • Mobility

Now, we can see about the network simulator tool- NS3 since it is widely used in many of the 5G application and service developments. Moreover, it is the extension of the NS2, which has improved features to support all new algorithms and technologies. 

Top Six 5G Simulator Research Guidance

NS3 Simulator used for 5G Network 

  • Discrete event-based open-source software which is developed in both python (supportive language) and c++ (core language) to work with IP and Non-IP networking 
  • In specific, the mmWave Module is a pre-defined library that plays a major role in building and simulating the mmWave enabled 5G network.
  • Supporting OS – Windows (but utilize Virtual Machines) and Linux
  • Advantage – Overcome the drawbacks of NS2 with enhanced features.
  • Include mmWave Module for predicting next-generation cellular networks

In addition, our developers have also mentioned the mm-wave Module, which is the primary Module to support the current cellular network. Now, we can see the role of the mm-wave Module in the development of 5G projects.

mmWave Module in NS3 Simulator
  • Build and Simulate 4G / LTE and 5G networks
  • Enable TDD duplex mode, and custom OFDM assisted NR frame structure in supporting channel control
  • Offer sophisticated environment to work with user/infrastructure devices
  • Support custom based massive MIMO beamforming technique for Multi-featured antenna system 
  • Allow the scheduling of MAC protocols in UL and DL transmission
  • Support 3GPP standard protocol for modeling different advance mobile networks by verifying multiple factors
  • Ease to use hybrid algorithms and techniques 

Which open-source simulator is used for testing 5G performance?

In order to analyze and assess the 5G system efficiency, the mmWave Module can be used since the NS3 simulator is used to design, test, and evaluate 4G, 5G, and beyond 5G models regardless of network size and structure. 

Also, the mm-Wave module support PYH, MAC, and radio propagation channel model.

Like the ns-3 LENA module, the mmWave Module deals with the error model for transmitting data packets. For this purpose, it uses LSM and MIESM techniques. Also, it is used to measure the probability of error (TB) and state of packet decodes. Here, the TB is made up of multi-code blocks where the TB size depends on the channel volume. Further, this mm-wave Module supports the following 5G features for simulating a sophisticated network environment. 

  • Create multiple levels based 4G connectivity
  • Support frequency band greater than 6GHz
  • Enable Huge network of 5G base station (BS) and Nodes Simulation 
  • Offer efficient network and spectrum management 
  • 5G based Cross-layered system design 
  • Assure secure communication over a multi-layered network
  • Provisioned with technologies of multiple sector mobile network (For instance: LTE) 

Further, we have also given information about the different channel models that support mmWave based 5G system in the NS3 simulator. As well, we have mentioned the widely used mmWave classes in the 5G system.

5G mmWave Channel Models in NS3

  • QUADRIGA Wireless
    • Support mmMAGIC based radio propagation model 
  • NYU Wireless
    • Measurements – 28 GHz and 73 GHz frequency band
  • NYUSIM Wireless
    • Open-source software used for channel modeling
    • Support 5G enable propagation channel

5GmmWave Classes in NS3

  • MmWavePhyMacCommon 
  • Used for both Physical and MAC protocols
  • MmWave3gppPropagationLossModel 
    • Used for 3GPP standard model 
    • Support 3GPP TR 38.900 v14.1.0

Now, we can see the characteristics of the mmWave library in the NS3 simulator. These features have the unique capability to perform any sort of challenging tasks in 5G systems. Also, it increases the ease of use to develop and simulate all 5G-related technologies.

5G mmWave Library Features 

  • Verify the frequency of the available models (Min-30 GHz)
  • Based on the network entity nature, the 5G network model comprises several advanced characteristics
  • Improved Characteristics of Pad 
  • Comprehensive Report
  • Thermal Noise and Non-linear Modeling
  • Compatibility and Data Interface of Transient
  • Pad-scalable or Part-scalable or Substrate-scalable 
  • Include 84 models which are obtained from 25 vendors where the total is greater than the 1600 passive and active parts

Next, we can see the performance metrics used for assessing the efficiency of the 5G system in all aspects. These metrics are needed to be considering while designing the 5G models. Also, these metrics influence the performance of the system inefficient way.

Simulation Parameters used for 5G network Modeling

  • Transmitter (TX) – Receiver (RX) Distance
    • Short distance: 500 Km, 200 Km, and 250 Km
  • Beamforming
    • Mechanical Effect of Antenna Rotation
    • Beam Training and Alignment in Multi-Antennas
    • Multi-unit based Steerable Antenna at Varying angles
  • Frequency Modulation
    • mm-Wave Spectrum: 3 to 300 GHz
    • Frequencies: 28 GHz, 73 GHz, 5 GHz, 38 GHz, 16 GHz, and 60 GHz
  • Smart Mobile Antenna 
    • Parabolic Reflector 
    • Microstrip Patch 
    • Microwave Horn 
  • TX-RX Optical Power Range
    • Interfering quality of the link
    • Directive Gain of Tx-Rx Antenna
  • Base Station Multi-Antenna
    • Hexagonal array-based Horn 
    • Microwave Horn
    • Pyramidal / Conical Horn
  • Multipath Propagation
    • Standard Deviation (SD) of Random Scatter Plot
    • Diffuse Reflection in Scattered Light 
  • Elevation and Calibration of Transmitter
    • Transmitter location on the subject of Receiver
  • Framework
    • VANET environment
    • Indoor environs – whiteboards, human day-to-day activities, behavior, and others
    • Outdoor environs – exterior glass, concrete mix, green building components and many more

Overall, our research team will give the fullest support to help you in all aspects of 5G simulator research to gain the expected research outcome. So, we hope that you won’t miss this opportunity of holding our hands. And, we also support you if you are curious about knowing new technologies in other various 5G research areas.