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Fundamental Limits on the Uplink Performance of the Dynamic-Ordered SIC Receiver
  • Luca Lusvarghi ,
  • Maria Luisa Merani
Luca Lusvarghi
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

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Maria Luisa Merani
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Due to the rapid and widespread growth of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) paradigm, present days witness an exponential increase in the number of connected devices. In this regard, the orthogonal transmission techniques featured by conventional 4G and 5G systems can only support a limited number of simultaneously active users, due to their low spectral efficiency and poorly flexible resource allocation.
To overcome such limitations, the 6G framework will include novel Next Generation Multiple Access (NGMA) solutions that will efficiently and flexibly connect a significantly larger number of devices over the same portion of spectrum. Under the NGMA umbrella, the Power-Domain Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (PD-NOMA) technology is able to accommodate multiple users on the same frequencies by carefully assigning different power levels to the active users and employing Successive Interference Cancellation (SIC) receivers.
In this work, we put forth a novel analytical approach to evaluate the performance that PD-NOMA achieves on the uplink of a single cell when a dynamic-ordered SIC receiver is considered.
With respect to other existing works, the fundamental limits on the system performance are assessed analytically for an arbitrary number $n$ of simultaneously transmitting users, and both the case of Rayleigh and lognormal-shadowed Rayleigh fading are examined.
The closed-form expressions presented in this work, whose correctness and excellent accuracy are validated through Monte Carlo simulations, disclose the impact of lognormal shadowing and an increasingly larger number of active users on the PD-NOMA performance.
2022Published in IEEE Access volume 10 on pages 73178-73189. 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3190624