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Performance Analysis of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) enabled Cloud Radio Access Networks

Rai, Rupesh, Zhu, Huiling, Wang, Jiangzhou (2022) Performance Analysis of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) enabled Cloud Radio Access Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, . ISSN 1536-1276. E-ISSN 1558-2248. (doi:10.1109/TWC.2022.3175980) (KAR id:94988)


In this paper, the performance analysis of non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) in a cloud radio access networks (C-RAN) is carried out. The problem of jointly optimizing user association, muting and power-bandwidth allocation is formulated for NOMA-enabled C-RANs. To solve the mixed integer programming problem, the joint problem is decomposed into two subproblems as 1) user association and muting 2) power-bandwidth allocation optimization. To deal with the first subproblem, we propose a centralized and heuristic algorithm to obtain a feasible solution to the remote radio head (RRH) muting problem for given bandwidth and transmit power. The second subproblem is then reformulated for tractibility purpose and a low-complexity algorithm is proposed to bandwidth and power allocation subject to users data rate constraints. Moreover, for given user association and muting states, the near optimal power allocation is derived in a closed-form expression. Simulation results show that the proposed NOMA-enabled C-RAN outperforms orthogonal multiple access (OMA)-based C-RANs in terms of total achievable rate, interference mitigation and can achieve significant fairness improvement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TWC.2022.3175980
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK6540 Radio
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Jiangzhou Wang
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 11:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 11:45 UTC
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