Performance of MIMO-NOMA downlink transmissions

Zhiguo Ding, Fumiyuki Adachi, H. Vincent Poor

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In this paper, a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) downlink scenario is considered, in which all nodes are equipped with multiple antennas. A new design of precoding and detection matrices for multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) downlink transmissions is proposed and its performance is analyzed by using the criteria of outage probabilities and diversity orders. To further enlarge the performance gap between MIMO-NOMA and conventional orthogonal multiple access schemes, user pairing is applied to NOMA and its impact on the system performance is characterized. Finally computer simulation results are provided to facilitate the performance evaluation of MIMO- NOMA and also demonstrate the accuracy of the developed analytical results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
StatePublished - 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 10 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015


Other58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication


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