Embracing non-orthogonalmultiple access in future wireless networks
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This paper provides a comprehensive survey of the impact of the emerging communication technique, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), on future wireless networks. Particularly, how the NOMA principle affects the design of the generation multiple access techniques is introduced first. Then the applications of NOMA to other advanced communication techniques, such as wireless caching, multiple-input multiple-output techniques, millimeter-wave communications, and cooperative relaying, are discussed. The impact of NOMA on communication systems beyond cellular networks is also illustrated, through the examples of digital TV, satellite communications, vehicular networks, and visible light communications. Finally, the study is concluded with a discussion of important research challenges and promising future directions in NOMA.
Key wordsNon-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) Wireless caching Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) NOMA Cooperative NOMA Millimeter-wave networks Visible light communications (VLC)
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