Electronics, Vol. 11, Pages 75: Robust Hybrid Beam-Forming for Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in Massive MIMO Downlink

Electronics doi: 10.3390/electronics11010075

Fahad Alraddady
Irfan Ahmed
Filmon Habtemicail

This paper presents hybrid precoding for a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) transmission scheme in a millimeter wave (mmWave) massive MIMO (mMIMO) downlink. In hybrid precoding, the analog precoder is obtained by the orthogonalization of the users’ channel vectors to minimize inter-beam interference. The digital precoder consists of a zero-forcing precoder to minimize inter-user interference. In order to break the barrier of one user per beam, we utilize the NOMA within the beam for power domain multiplexing among users. Simulation results show the proposed scheme’s efficacy compared to the state-of-the-art schemes and provide 1.48 times better sum-rate performance at 10 dB received SNR.

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