Impact of fixed power allocation in wireless energy harvesting NOMA networks


Do D.-T., Le C.-B.

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International Journal of Communication Systems

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The time switching-based relaying (TSR) scheme is considered in energy harvesting protocol to implement with its advantage to nonorthogonal multiple access (NOMA) system. In particular, decode-and-forward (DF) mode is proposed to employ in relay to forward signal to serve two far NOMA users. There are two main metrics including outage probability and ergodic rate, which are derived in exact expressions with respect to varying performance under impacts of energy harvesting fractions. To evaluate system performance, outage event and related capacity are illustrated, and we tailor performance gap among two NOMA users and such gap can be controlled by selecting of appropriate power allocation factors assigned for each user to obtain optimal performance. By examining node arrangement, target rates and varying transmit signal to noise ratio (SNR), it can be further achieved performance in several situations of such NOMA. As important result, the considered NOMA system outperforms than the conventional multiple access scheme, and this expected result is confirmed in numerical result and theoretical results. We also explore impacts of transmit power at source, noise power, the other key parameters of energy harvesting scheme to exhibit outage, and ergodic performance. Simulation results are presented to corroborate the proposed methodology.