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Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) for Underwater Acoustic Communication

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall 2018)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663585
ISBN (Print)9781538663592
DateAccepted/In press - 25 Jun 2018
DatePublished (current) - 12 Apr 2019
Event88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018

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ISSN (Print)1090-3038


Conference88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018
CountryUnited States


In this paper we investigate the application of the non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) technique for multiuser underwater acoustic (UWA) communication. The NOMA scheme can be implemented using either orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) or filterbank multicarrier (FBMC) modulation for waveform shaping. In order to boost the throughput over a 1 km time-varying underwater acoustic channel (UAC), spatially multiplexed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems are considered. We evaluate the bit error rate (BER), packet error rate (PER) and maximum bit rate performances of Turbo-coded NOMA-OFDM and NOMA-FBMC systems for a 2-user scenario where both users utilize the same frequency bandwidth. It is shown that while both the NOMA-OFDM and NOMA-FBMC systems show comparable performance in terms of BER and PER, the MIMO NOMA-FBMC system however achieves higher bit rates than the OFDM-based system.


88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2018

Duration27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018
CountryUnited States

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