Non-orthogonal Multiple Access as an Enabler for Massive Connectivity for 5G and Beyond Networks [article]

Vimal Bhatia, Pragya Swami, Sanjeev Sharma, Rangeet Mitra
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Two of the most challenging goals to be achieved in the fifth generation (5G) and beyond communication are massive connectivity and higher capacity. The use of traditional orthogonal multiple access techniques limits the number of users that can be served using the available resources due to orthogonality constraint. Moreover, the available resources may not be utilized effectively by the alloted users thereby resulting in inefficiency and user unfairness. This imposes a severe drawback in
more » ... where the number of users to be served are high, like in the 5G networks. Hence, introducing non-orthogonality to the multiple access scheme is advocated as a supreme methodology to serve multiple users simultaneously, thereby enhancing the connectivity. In scenarios with massive number of users, non-orthogonal multiple access scheme increases the number of active connections by superimposing the signal of multi-users on a same resource block, thereby also utilizing the available resources efficiently.
arXiv:1912.07077v1 fatcat:jvsbldz735d6lakbhuyndppfzi