Toward Cross-Layer Design for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access: A Quality-of-Experience Perspective [article]

Wei Wang, Yuanwei Liu, Zhiqing Luo, Tao Jiang, Qian Zhang, Arumugam Nallanathan
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Recent years have seen proliferation in versatile mobile devices and an upsurge in the growth of data-consuming application services. Orthogonal multiple access (OMA) technologies in today's mobile systems fall inefficient in the presence of such massive connectivity and traffic demands. In this regards, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) has been advocated by the research community to embrace unprecedented requirements. Current NOMA designs have been demonstrated to largely improve
more » ... nal system performance in terms of throughput and latency, while their impact on the end users' perceived experience has not yet been comprehensively understood. We envision that quality-of-experience (QoE) awareness is a key pillar for NOMA designs to fulfill versatile user demands in the 5th generation (5G) wireless communication systems. This article systematically investigates QoE-aware NOMA designs that translate the physical-layer benefits of NOMA to the improvement of users' perceived experience in upper layers. We shed light on design principles and key challenges in realizing QoE-aware NOMA designs. With these principles and challenges in mind, we develop a general architecture with a dynamic network scheduling scheme. We provide some implications for future QoE-aware NOMA designs by conducting a case study in video streaming applications.
arXiv:1801.08291v1 fatcat:xtb7nlqzifflhonduxmakwiesi