Enabling Full-duplex in MEC Networks Using Uplink NOMA in Presence of Hardware Impairments

Minh Sang Van Nguyen, Dinh Thuan Do, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, George Mastorakis, Evangelos Pallis

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To satisfy the fast growth of Internet of Things (IoT) or development of applications in the fifth generation (5G) wireless networks, the expected systems need two main functions such as massive connectivity of IoT devices and the low latency. Fortunately, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) has been recommended as a promising approach for 5G networks to satisfy concerned requirements and to significantly improve the network capacity. Together with advances of NOMA scheme, mobile edge computing (MEC) is recognized as one of the key emerging approaches to improve the quality of service and reduce the latency for 5G networks. In order to capture the potential gains of NOMA-aided MEC systems, this paper proposes design of multiple antennas and full-duplex for an edge computing aware NOMA architecture. As expected, such NOMA-aided MEC systems can enjoy the benefits of uplink NOMA in reducing MEC users’ uplink outage probability. To this end, we derive expression of outage probability for signals corresponding two-user model at uplink. Especially, degraded performance might happens in practice under impact of hardware impairment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Mobile edge computing
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access
  • Outage probability


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