Dimming-Aware Interference Mitigation for NOMA-Based Multi-Cell VLC Networks

Eltokhey, Mahmoud Wafik, Khalighi, Mohammad-Ali and Ghassemlooy, Fary (2020) Dimming-Aware Interference Mitigation for NOMA-Based Multi-Cell VLC Networks. IEEE Communications Letters, 24 (11). pp. 2541-2545. ISSN 1089-7798

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2020.3007552


This letter proposes inter-cell interference mitigation in a dimming-aware way for multi-cell visible-light communication networks, through efficient time-scheduling, scaling, and coordination of non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) transmissions at the access points. By this method, users are grouped and served in different time slots depending on whether they are at the center or at the edge of the cell. This reduces the number of NOMA users per time slot, which decreases the network computational complexity, by reducing the average number of successive interference cancellation steps. Comparison of the proposed scheme with the classical NOMA over different dimming constraints shows an improvement of up to 39% and 37% in the average sum-rate and fairness, respectively, for a 30% duty cycle transmission in a 4-cell scenario with 8 users.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter-cell interference, multi-cell networks, non-orthogonal multiple access, Visible light communications
Subjects: F300 Physics
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2020 12:24
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 14:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44998

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