Device-to-Device Aided Cooperative NOMA Transmission Exploiting Overheard Signal

Md Fazlul Kader, S. M.Riazul Islam, Octavia A. Dobre

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A novel device-to-device (D2D) aided cooperative non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) scheme (termed as D2D-SG-NOMA) is proposed, where two similar gain (SG) near users (NUs) with the capability of D2D communication and one far user (FU) are served within two time slots. The NOMA pair is formed with a NU and the FU. The paired NU is employed as a decode-and-forward relay to assist FU. Contrarily, the unpaired NU can receive signals simultaneously from the base station (BS) and the other NU during the second time slot. Two different scenarios (i.e., S1 and S2) are investigated insightfully. In S1, the direct link between the BS and FU does not exist, whereas the direct link between the BS and FU exists in S2. The delay-tolerant capacity (DTC), outage probability, diversity order, and delay-limited capacity are investigated along with analytical formulation. The D2D-SG-NOMA achieves an increase of around 66% and 85% in DTC at 0 dB signal-to-noise (SNR) under S1 and S2, respectively than the existing NOMA scheme with successive relaying (termed as SR-NOMA). Contrarily, a reduced DTC improvement (i.e., around 3% and 10% in S1 and S2, respectively) is obtained at 40 dB SNR due to increased inter-symbol interference.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9515575
Pages (from-to)1304-1318
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number2
Early online date17 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


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