Joint Deployment and Multiple Access Design for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Assisted Networks [article]

Xidong Mu and Yuanwei Liu and Li Guo and Jiaru Lin and Robert Schober
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The fundamental intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) deployment problem is investigated for IRS-assisted networks, where one IRS is arranged to be deployed in a specific region for assisting the communication between an access point (AP) and multiple users. Specifically, three multiple access schemes are considered, namely non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), frequency division multiple access (FDMA), and time division multiple access (TDMA). The weighted sum rate maximization problem for
more » ... t optimization of the deployment location and the reflection coefficients of the IRS as well as the power allocation at the AP is formulated. The non-convex optimization problems obtained for NOMA and FDMA are solved by employing monotonic optimization and semidefinite relaxation to find a performance upper bound. The problem obtained for TDMA is optimally solved by leveraging the time-selective nature of the IRS. Furthermore, for all three multiple access schemes, low-complexity suboptimal algorithms are developed by exploiting alternating optimization and successive convex approximation techniques, where a local region optimization method is applied for optimizing the IRS deployment location. Numerical results are provided to show that: 1) near-optimal performance can be achieved by the proposed suboptimal algorithms; 2) asymmetric and symmetric IRS deployment strategies are preferable for NOMA and FDMA/TDMA, respectively; 3) the performance gain achieved with IRS can be significantly improved by optimizing the deployment location.
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