Relay Selection for Cooperative NOMA

Zhiguo Ding, Huaiyu Dai, H. Vincent Poor

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This letter studies the impact of relay selection (RS) on the performance of cooperative non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA). In particular, a two-stage RS strategy is proposed, and analytical results are developed to demonstrate that this two-stage strategy can achieve the minimal outage probability among all possible RS schemes, and realize the maximal diversity gain. The provided simulation results show that cooperative NOMA with this two-stage RS scheme outperforms that based on the conventional max-min approach, and can also yield a significant performance gain over orthogonal multiple access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7482785
Pages (from-to)416-419
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • cooperative NOMA
  • max-min relaying
  • relay selection


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