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Title: End-to-end Simulation of mmWave Out-of-band Backhaul Networks in ns-3
In this paper, we focus on the end-to-end simulation of millimeter-wave (mmWave) out-of-band backhaul networks in ns-3. We first introduce a design for an out-of-band backhaul module in ns-3. A custom backhaul network device is proposed that can be added to nodes to enable out-of-band backhaul transmissions. Since the new backhaul module is still under development, we extended the existing mmWave integrated-access-and-backhaul (IAB) module to enable mmWave out-of-band backhaul simulation and produce some preliminary results on throughput performance. We also modified the existing scheduler in the IAB module to support customizable scheduling for logical links in out-of-band backhaul networks. We used the customizable scheduler to implement an optimal scheduling algorithm from prior work and demonstrate that it increases throughput performance by up to 40% in certain scenarios.
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Proceedings of the 2019 Workshop on Next-Generation Wireless with ns-3
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