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Relay Selection - Aware Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Networks: Direct and Relaying Mode


Dinh-Thuan Do* and Minh-Sang V. Nguyen   Pages 1 - 6 ( 6 )


Objective: In this paper, decode-and-forward (DF) mode is deployed in the relay selection (RS) scheme to provide better performance in cooperative downlink non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) networks. In particular, evaluation regarding the impact of the number of multiple relays on outage performance is presented. Methods: As main parameter affecting cooperative NOMA performance, we consider the scenario of the fixed power allocations and the varying number of relays. In addition, the expressions of outage probabilities are the main metric to examine separated NOMA users. By matching related results between simulation and analytical methods, the exactness of derived formula can be verified. Results: The intuitive main results show that in such cooperative NOMA networks, the higher the number of relays equipped, the better the system performance can be achieved.


non-orthogonal multiple access, relay selection , outage probability.


Wireless Communications Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Faculty of Electronics Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH)

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