A hybrid TIM-NOMA scheme for the SISO Broadcast Channel

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Future mobile communication networks will require enhanced network efficiency and reduced system overhead due to their user density and high data rate demanding applications of the mobile devices. Research on Blind Interference Alignment (BIA) and Topological Interference Management (TIM) has shown that optimal Degrees of Freedom (DoF) can be achieved, in the absence of Channel State Information (CSI) at the transmitters, reducing the network's overhead. Moreover, the recently emerged Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) scheme suggests a different multiple access approach, compared to the current orthogonal methods employed in 4G networks, resulting in high capacity gains. Our contribution is a hybrid TIM-NOMA scheme in Single-Input-Single-Output (SISO) K- user cells, in which users are divided into T groups, and 1/T DoF is achieved for each user. By superimposing users in the power domain, we introduce a two-stage decoding process, managing “inter-group” interference based on the TIM principles, and “intra-group” interference based on Successful Interference Cancellation (SIC), as proposed by NOMA. We show that for high SNR values the hybrid scheme can improve the sum rate by at least 100% when compared to Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 ICC - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 8-12 June 2015, London, United Kingdom
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467363044
ISBN (Print)9781467363068
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshop
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN (Print)2164-7038


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