Constellation Rotation Aided Modulation Design for the Multi-User SWIPT-NOMA

Yizhe Zhao, Jie Hu, Zhiguo Ding, Kun Yang

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Realising both wireless information transfer (WIT) and wireless power transfer (WPT) in the same RF spectral band has imposed great challenges on the system design but the spectral efficiency can be substantially improved, which triggers the significant research interest in the simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT). In order to fully exploit the limited spectral resources, a non-orthogonal-multiple-access (NOMA) technique aided SWIPT system is considered for simultaneously realising both of WIT and WPT, which consists of a single access point (AP), a single WPT user and a pair of WIT users. The AP delivers the requested information to the pair of WIT users by adopting the NOMA technique. In order to maximise the amount of energy received by the WPT user, a novel constellation rotation based modulation scheme is proposed for constructively combining the symbols requested by the pair of the WIT users by optimising the constellation rotation angle. By considering the sensitivity of the energy harvester, the simulation results demonstrate that our modulation scheme is capable of efficiently increasing the energy harvested by the WPT user without incurring additional symbol detection errors.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538631805
StatePublished - 27 Jul 2018
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 20 May 201824 May 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City


  • Constellation rotation
  • Modulation
  • NOMA


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