Toward the Standardization of Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Next Generation Wireless Networks

Yan Chen, Alireza Bayesteh, Yiqun Wu, Bin Ren, Shaoli Kang, Shaohui Sun, Qi Xiong, Chen Qian, Bin Yu, Zhiguo Ding, Sen Wang, Shuangfeng Han, Xiaolin Hou, Hao Lin, Raphael Visoz, Razieh Razavi

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Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) as an efficient method of radio resource sharing has its roots in network information theory. For generations of wireless communication systems design, orthogonal multiple access schemes in the time, frequency, or code domain have been the main choices due to the limited processing capability in the transceiver hardware, as well as the modest traffic demands in both latency and connectivity. However, for the next generation radio systems, given its vision to connect everything and the much evolved hardware capability, NOMA has been identified as a promising technology to help achieve all the targets in system capacity, user connectivity, and service latency. This article provides a systematic overview of the state-of-theart design of the NOMA transmission based on a unified transceiver design framework, the related standardization progress, and some promising use cases in future cellular networks, based on which interested researchers can get a quick start in this area.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2018


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