Optimization and Resource Management in NOMA Wireless Networks Supporting Real and Non-real Time Service Bundling
Baras, John, S.
Date: July 03 - July 06, 2017
In this paper, the problem of joint users’ uplink transmission power and rate allocation in NOMA wireless networks is studied, under the scenario that each user is simultaneously requesting multiple services. Each user is associated with a twovariable utility function that represents his satisfaction from his allocated resources (i.e., power and rate). In order to appropriately reflect the combined needs of the user for bundling different types of services under the same common umbrella, user’s utility function consists of two parts while different percentages are adopted by each user for each part in order to express his need for real and nonreal-time services. The joint resource allocation problem is directly confronted as a two-variable optimization problem and formulated as a non-cooperative game. The theory of S-modular multivariable games is adopted towards determining the Nash equilibrium point of the game. A distributed, iterative and low complexity algorithm for computing game’s Nash equilibrium is introduced, while updating user’s uplink transmission power and rate at the same step. Detailed numerical results exhibit the ability of the proposed framework to simultaneously satisfy diverse multiple services requested by the same user.