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Thursday, October 12, 2017

ns-3.27 was released on 12 October 2017 and features the following significant changes.

  • Carrier Aggregation support was added to the LTE module.
  • Native TCP models have been extended to include SACK and LEDBAT models.
  • The Wi-Fi module was extended for partial 802.11ax High Efficiency (HE) support, and a new Robust Rate Adaptation Algorithm (RRPAA) rate control has been added.
  • The traffic-control module has been reworked, with new support for gathering detailed statistics about the operations of a queue disc, a new multi-queue aware queue disc modelled after the mq qdisc in Linux, and the ability to explicitly trace queue sojourn time.

Finally, the release includes numerous bug fixes and small improvements, listed in the RELEASE_NOTES.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The ns-3 project has been selected to participate in the 2017 edition of the European Space Agency (ESA) Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) program. This marks the fifth consecutive year that ns-3 has been selected. Our 2017 student is Pasquale Imputato, a PhD student in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at University of Naples Federico II. Pasquale aims to improve the emulation capabilities of the simulator by the introduction of netmap in ns-3. netmap is a fast packet processing technique that bypasses the host networking stack and allows direct network device access. More information on Pasquale’s project is found on his wiki page.

Friday, May 26, 2017

ns-3 has been invited to participate in the 2017 edition of ESA Summer of Code in Space. This summer coding program is intended to improve space-related open source software. Interested students must submit an application through the form available at the above link, by 31 May.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

We're pleased to announce that we have been awarded and have selected five student projects for the 2017 edition of Google Summer of Code.  The students and projects selected are:

  • Abhijith Anilkumar, "ns-3 App Store," mentored by Tom Henderson
  • Shravya K.S., "Framework for TCP Prague simulations in ns-3," mentored by Mohit Tahiliani
  • Alexander Krotov, "Enabling LTE CA handover to secondary cell," mentored by Biljana Bojovic
  • Manoj Kumar Rana, "Mobile IPv6 Implementation with LTE support," mentored by Tommaso Pecorella
  • Surya Seetharaman, "Implementation of Token Bucket Filter and Heavy-Hitter Filter in ns-3," mentored by Stefano Avallone

This year's application process was especially competitive, as 17 applicants successfully completed our application, and we received more worthy proposals than we could accommodate.  The projects selected were those that scored the best in overall application quality, alignment with available mentors, and open source track record including ns-3 experience.