Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access and Carrierless Amplitude Phase Modulation for Flexible Multi-User Provisioning in 5G Mobile Networks

Simon Rommel, Jose Antonio Altabas, Rafael Puerta Ramírez, David Izquierdo, Juan Ignacio Garces, Jose Antonio Lazaro, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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    In this paper, a combined non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and multiband carrierless amplitude phase modulation (multiCAP) scheme is proposed for capacity enhancement of and flexible resource provisioning in 5G mobile networks. The proposed scheme is experimentally evaluated over a W-band millimeter wave radio-over fiber system. The evaluated NOMACAP system consists of six 1.25 GHz multiCAP bands and two NOMA levels with quadrature phase shift keying and can provide an aggregated transmission rate of 30 Gbit/s. The proposed system can dynamically adapt to different user densities and data rate requirements. Bit error rate performance is evaluated in two scenarios: a low user density scenario where the system capacity is evenly split between two users and a high user density
    scenario where NOMA and multiCAP are combined to serve up to twelve users with an assigned data rate of 2.5 Gbit/s each. The proposed system demonstrates how NOMA-CAP allows flexible resource provisioning and can adapt data rates depending on user density and requirements.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    • Non-orthogonal multiple access
    • Multi-band carrierless amplitude phase modulation
    • Radio-over-Fiber
    • Millimeterwave communications
    • W-band wireless


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