Mohamad Khattar Awad, Mohammed W.Baidas, Ahmad A. El-Amine
Computer Communications, Volume 173, 2021, Pages 134-149
Publication year: 2021

Joint transmission coordinated multi-point (JT-CoMP) and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) are key enabling technologies of 5G ubiquitous broadband infrastructures. These technologies are jointly expected to exploit multi-cell and non-orthogonal resource transmissions; thus, conventional resource allocation schemes that only consider either one of them fail to efficiently exploit resources of 5G networks. In this paper, we bridge this gap by proposing a practical and comprehensive joint sub-carrier assignment and power allocation scheme for network sum-rate maximization in JT-CoMP-enabled NOMA networks. We formulate the problem as a mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) problem, which is NP-hard. The problem is decoupled into two sub-problems, where the sub-carrier assignment is modeled as a two-sided many-to-many matching game and the power allocation is formulated as a difference of convex (DC) programming problem. The matching algorithm is proved to converge to a two-sided exchange stable matching. Furthermore, the solution computed by the proposed scheme is verified against a baseline solution computed by a commercial optimization package, and has been shown to achieve 91.38% of the baseline solution for JT-CoMP-NOMA networks. Simulation results illustrate that the proposed scheme enhances cell-edge users