Joint Power and Time Allocation for NOMA-MEC Offloading

Zhiguo Ding, Jie Xu, Octavia A. Dobre, H. Vincent Poor

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This correspondence considers non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) assisted mobile edge computing (MEC), where the power and time allocation is jointly optimized to reduce the energy consumption of computation offloading. Closed-form expressions for the optimal power and time allocation solutions are obtained and used to establish the conditions for determining whether the conventional orthogonal multiple access (OMA), pure NOMA or hybrid NOMA should be used for MEC offloading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8673584
Pages (from-to)6207-6211
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering


  • MEC offloading
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • mobile edge computing (MEC)


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