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Energy-efficient non-orthogonal multiple access for UAV communication system

Muhammad FarhanSohail, Muhammad FarhanSohail and Leow, Chee Yen and Won, Seung Hwan (2019) Energy-efficient non-orthogonal multiple access for UAV communication system. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 68 (11). pp. 10834-10845. ISSN 0018-9545

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVT.2019.2939186


The placement of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based aerial Base station (BS) has emerged as a viable solution to the contemplated high traffic demands of the future wireless networks. Nevertheless, the practical realization of UAVs for wireless coverage provisioning demands efficient utilization of its limited onboard energy reserves. This paper studies the power-domain Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) scheme for energy-efficient placement of the UAV-BS. The objective of maximized information bits per unit energy consumption of the UAV-BS is developed assuming a multi-Quality of Service (QoS) scenario. Also, the efficiency analysis is carried out considering the composite of energies consumed for the signal transmission and hover operation of the UAV-BS. The formulated Non-Linear Fractional Problem (NLFP) as a function of transmission power and altitude is solved by employing an alternating optimization technique based on a nested Dinkelbach structure. An investigation into the user pairing scheme also sheds new light on its effect upon the constrained feasible altitude range of the UAV-BS. Consequently, a computationally efficient approach is devised to render solution space based on the identified subset of user pairs. The numerical analyses of the proposed scheme signify a substantial increase in the energy efficiency of the NOMA based UAV-BS in comparison to the baseline scheme of Orthogonal Multiple Access (OMA). Thus, the improved energy efficiency enables enhanced coverage for the UAV-BS.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:aerial cells, energy efficiency
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:89189
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 16:25
Last Modified:09 Feb 2021 16:25

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