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access icon free Performance analysis of a cooperative D2D communication network with NOMA

The cooperative device-to-device (D2D) network employing non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) is expected to play an important role in the next-generation wireless networks. In this work, the authors derive outage probability expressions of a cooperative NOMA D2D network which employs decode-and-forward relaying. A wireless link experiencing Nakagami-m fading is considered which is further assisted in the communication network by a wired link which is a powerline communication link and experiences Rayleigh fading. The outage analysis, shown for both the strong user and the weak user, is derived assuming that at the receiver there is perfect successive interference cancellation. Employing power division NOMA, optimum value for the coefficient of power allocation is obtained corresponding to the minimum probability of outage of the strong user. Furthermore, a range of the NOMA power allocation coefficient is provided for the communication link at the weak user which is between the wireless and the powerline link. Symbol error probability expressions are also derived for the strong and the weak users for the scenario when: i) both the wireless and the wired links are available for communication and ii) only the wireless link is available for communication.


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