Implementation and evaluation of NB-IoT in network simulator

At imec, Perspective Systems

In this project, the candidate will be involved in implementation and evaluation of LTE-NB. The candidate will be involved in implementation and evaluation of NB-IoT in network simulator.

 

Project Description

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LP-WAN) are wireless technologies covering different Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The common characteristics for LPWANs are large coverage, low bandwidth, small data sizes and long battery life operation. One of these technologies include Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT/LTE-NB) developed and standardized by 3GPP [1].

 

In this project, the candidate will be involved in implementation and evaluation of LTE-NB. Firstly, the candidate will be involved in implementation of NB-IoT in network simulator. Secondly, the performance of NB-IoT will be compared with other LP-WAN wireless technologies such as LoRa or LTE-Cat M1.

 

[1] A. Ratilainen, "NB-IoT characteristics draft-ratilainen-lpwan-nb-iot-00"

 

Your Tasks

  • Implementation basic features of NB-IoT in a simulator;
  • Testing and evaluating the performance of LTE-NB compared with other LP-WAN technologies;
  • Thesis writing and documentation at IMEC-Holst Centre;
  • Submit the work to a top-ranking publication (Optional)

 

Your Profile

  • You have experience with wireless network protocol and MAC protocols: TDMA, FDMA or OFDMA;
  • You have experience with LTE protocol stack (Optional);
  • Thesis writing and documentation at IMEC-Holst Centre;
  • You have experience with network simulators. For example NS-2, NS-3, Omnet++, or Cooja;
  • Proven experience with C/C++ and Python;
  • Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field;
  • Good written and verbal English skills

 

For all inquiries, please contact:

Ms Najat Loiazizi, HR specialist.

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 40 20 675

 

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