Secure Outage Analysis for Cooperative NOMA Systems with Antenna Selection

Xinyue Pei, Hua Yu, Miaowen Wen, Qiang Li, Zhiguo Ding

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The secrecy outage probability (SOP) performance is investigated for a cooperative non-orthogonal multiple access system under eavesdropping attack, where a base station transmits signals to a far user via a full-duplex relay, and to a near user directly at the same time, in the presence of an eavesdropper. All nodes are configured with multiple antennas and antenna selection is adopted by the base station and relay to enhance the security performance. The exact and asymptotic closed-form SOP expressions are derived, which incorporate the impact of imperfect channel state information and apply to general cases considering the quality of service of the far and near users, whether or not the wiretap channel is known, and the location of the eavesdropper. Monte Carlo simulations corroborate the analysis and the superiority of the proposed system over the single-antenna system and the one without antenna selection. It is also revealed that the asymptotic SOP performance of the near user is nearly independent of the power allocation.

Original languageBritish English
Article number8998333
Pages (from-to)4503-4507
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020


  • cooperative communications
  • NOMA
  • secrecy outage probability
  • transmit antenna selection


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