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posted on 18.05.2020by Arafat Al-Dweik, Tasneem Assaf, Mohamed El Moursi, Hatem Zein El din, Mohammad Al-Jarrah
This work considers the exact bit error rate (BER) analysis of a two-user non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) system using quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM). Unlike existing work, no constraints on the modulation order of the QAM symbols for any user. Closed-form expressions are derived for the BER of joint multiuser detector (JMuD), which is demonstrated that it is equivalent to the successive interference cancellation (SIC) receiver. Moreover, a general expression is derived for the relation between the power allocation factors for the two users, which depends on the modulation order for each user.