Evaluation of Intra-Subband Power Allocation for a Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) System

@article{Eddo2016EvaluationOI,
  title={Evaluation of Intra-Subband Power Allocation for a Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) System},
  author={Zeina Eddo and Marie-Rita Hojeij and Charbel Abdel Nour and Joumana Farah and Catherine Douillard},
  journal={2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)},
  year={2016},
  pages={1-7}
}
Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) schemes superpose multiple users in the power domain. It is commonly assumed that the achieved throughput in a downlink NOMA system increases with the channel gain difference between paired users. This paper investigates the accuracy of this claim when different intra-subband power allocation techniques are studied. Moreover, the Proportional Fairness (PF) scheduler is used as a resource allocation mechanism to highlight the importance of the choice of user… CONTINUE READING