Simulation of Coordinated Multipoint Using Discrete Event Systems Specification

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  • To be able to test technologies like CoMP before deploying them on the live network, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) software are required. Through M&S, researchers can test their proposed ideas with minimal costs. Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) is a formal platform intended for M&S of discrete time systems. In this thesis, we present a dynamic DEVS-based model for simulating CoMP. Moreover, we present a new architecture for CoMP developed in collaboration with fellow team members at Carleton University and Ericsson Canada Inc. This new approach reduces the number of control messages in the network, hence, increases download and upload rates.To compare the performance of the newly proposed CoMP architecture with the conventional CoMP architectures, a DEVS-based simulator was developed. The results show that the newly proposed architecture significantly reduces the number of control messages required in the network, hence, it improves the data rates.

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  • Copyright © 2017 the author(s). Theses may be used for non-commercial research, educational, or related academic purposes only. Such uses include personal study, research, scholarship, and teaching. Theses may only be shared by linking to Carleton University Institutional Repository and no part may be used without proper attribution to the author. No part may be used for commercial purposes directly or indirectly via a for-profit platform; no adaptation or derivative works are permitted without consent from the copyright owner.
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  • 2017

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