MoReV2X – A New Radio Vehicular Communication Module for ns-3
preprintposted on 09.09.2021, 07:41 by Luca LusvarghiLuca Lusvarghi, Maria Luisa Merani
The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) recently released the 5G New Radio (NR) Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) standard. NR-V2X is expected to support a large set of enhanced V2X applications, characterized by stringent requirements in terms of latency, reliability and data rate. The use of simulations plays a crucial role in the preliminary assessment of NR-V2X achievable performance, providing valuable insights on the strengths and limits of the new solution. This work introduces MoReV2X, an open-source ns-3 module for the simulation of NR-V2X communications. The development of MoReV2X adheres to 3GPP specifications, includes various traffic models, features an accurate implementation of the NR propagation channel between vehicles and allows to determine a thorough set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A first set of exemplary results is reported to testify the proper functioning of the module. Moreover, the results reveal the impact that different subcarrier spacings have on system performance, when periodic and aperiodic traffic sources are considered.