Optimal User Grouping and Resource Allocation for Downlink Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Systems

  • Xiaoding WangEmail author
  • Kejie Ni
  • Xiangxu Chen
  • Yuan Wu
  • Liping Qian
  • Liang Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 251)


Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) with successive interference cancellation (SIC) has recently been considered as a key enabling technique for 5G cellular networks to satisfy future users’ network needs, such as ultra-high transmission rate, ultra-high throughput, ultra-low latency and ultra-high density connections. A group of users is allowed to share the same spectrum and multiplex the power domain to transmit data. In this paper, we investigate the optimization of bandwidth allocation and user grouping under the conditions of transmission power limit, bandwidth allocation limit, and user traffic requirements, so that the total resource consumption is minimized. The key idea to solve the problem is to use the layer structure of the problem and divide the problem into the optimization grouping problem and the bandwidth allocation problem. We propose a simulated annealing algorithm to solve the optimization grouping problem.


Bandwidth allocation Power allocation Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) Successive interference cancellation (SIC) 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61572440 and Grant 61502428, in part by the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants LR17F010002 and LR16F010003, in part by the Young Talent Cultivation Project of Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology under Grant 2016YCGC011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoding Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kejie Ni
    • 1
  • Xiangxu Chen
    • 1
  • Yuan Wu
    • 1
  • Liping Qian
    • 1
  • Liang Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information EngineeringZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina

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