NOMA/OMA Mode Selection-Based Cell-Free Massive MIMO

Manijeh Bashar, Kanapathippillai Cumanan, Alister G. Burr, Hien Quoc Ngo, Lajos Hanzo, Pei Xiao

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In this paper, non-orthogonal-multiple-access (NOMA)-based cell-free massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) is investigated, where the users are grouped into multiple clusters. Exploiting conjugate beamforming, the bandwidth efficiency (BE) of the system is derived while the assumption that the users performing realistic successive interference cancellation (SIC) based on only the knowledge of channel statistics. The max-min fairness problem of maximizing the lowest user BE is investigated and an iterative bisection method is developed to determine the optimal solution to the max-min BE problem. Numerical results are presented for validating the proposed design's performance, and a mode switching scheme is conceived for selecting a specific Mode {OMA, NOMA} that maximizes the system's BE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680889
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work of K. Cumanan and A. G. Burr was supported by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 under grant number 690750. L. Hanzo would like to acknowledge the ERC’s financial support of his Advanced Fellow Grant QuantCom. This work was also supported in part by the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grant EP/P03456X/1.

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