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Exploiting UAV as NOMA based relay for coverage extension

Zaidi, Syeda Kanwal and Hasan, Syed Faraz and Gui, Xiang and Sidduque, Nazmul and Ahmad, Salmiah (2019) Exploiting UAV as NOMA based relay for coverage extension. In: International conference on Computer Applications & Information Security, ICCAIS'2019., 1-3 May 2019, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi arabia.

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aided communication has acquired research interest in many civilian and military applications. The use of UAV as base stations and as aerial relays to improve coverage of existing cellular networks is prevalent in current literature. Along with this, a few studies have proposed the use of non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) in UAV communications. In this paper, we propose a network where a ground user and an aerial UAV relay is accessed using NOMA, where the UAV acts as decode-and-forward (DF) relay to extend the coverage of source. The performance of the proposed model is shown by evaluating outage behaviour for different transmit power and fading environments with Monte Carlo simulations. System throughput of proposed network appears to be better than orthogonal multiple access (OMA) based equivalent network. The results show that with an adequate height of the UAV NOMA based relay, quality of service (QoS) of cell edge user is satisfactory.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), nonorthogonal multiple access (NOMA), relaying
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, radio, radar, television
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ir. Dr. Salmiah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2019 01:55
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2019 01:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74969

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