Meta Distribution of Partial-NOMA

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

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This work studies the meta distribution (MD) in a two-user partial non-orthogonal multiple access (pNOMA) network. Compared to NOMA where users fully share a resourceelement, pNOMA allows sharing only a fraction a of the resourceelement. 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 bth moment for mathematical tractability. We show that in terms of percentile-performance of links, pNOMA only outperforms NOMA when a is small. Additionally, pNOMA improves the percentile-performance of the weak-user more than the stronguser highlighting its role in improving fairness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
StateAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Decoding
  • Filtering
  • Frequency-domain analysis
  • Interference cancellation
  • meta distribution
  • NOMA
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • Probability density function
  • stochastic geometry
  • Throughput

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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