Meta Distribution of Partial-NOMA

Konpal Shaukat Ali, Arafat Al-Dweik, Ekram Hossain, Marwa Chafii

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This letter studies the meta distribution (MD) in a two-user partial non-orthogonal multiple access (pNOMA) network. Compared to NOMA where users fully share a resource-element, pNOMA allows sharing only a fraction $\alpha $ of the resource-element. The MD is computed via moment-matching using the first two moments where reduced integral expressions are derived. Accurate approximates are also proposed for the ${b}$ th moment for mathematical tractability. We show that in terms of percentile-performance of links, pNOMA only outperforms NOMA when $\alpha $ is small. Additionally, pNOMA improves the percentile-performance of the weak-user more than the strong-user highlighting its role in improving fairness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2695-2699
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2022


  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • meta distribution
  • stochastic geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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