Throughput Guarantees for Multi-Cell Wireless Powered Communication Networks with Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

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IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology


The emerging non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) technology can effectively improve the throughput performance of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Besides throughput maximization, ensuring throughput fairness is a practical design issue when implementing NOMA in wireless powered communication networks (WPCN). To this end, we investigate the joint transmission time and power allocation problem for NOMA communication, aiming to improve the sum-throughput while guaranteeing different wireless devices’ (WDs’) throughput in multi-cell WPCN. In particular, we first analyze the feasibility of the problem by deriving the necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of feasible solutions and propose an efficient algorithm to obtain the set of feasible values of transmission time allocation. We then propose an efficient algorithm for the transmission time allocation to improve the sum-throughput. During each search iteration, we adopt the successive convex approximation (SCA) approach to transform the non-convex power allocation problem into a sequence of convex problems and obtain the locally optimal transmit power under a fixed transmission time. Numerical simulations show that the proposed algorithm can improve the sum-throughput while guaranteeing each WD’s throughput. IEEE

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Interference, Internet of Things, NOMA, NOMA, power allocation, Resource management, Signal to noise ratio, sum-throughput, Throughput, time allocation, Uplink, wireless powered communication network, Iterative methods, Signal interference


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