Real time implementation of downlink orthogonal frequency division multiplexing based non-orthogonal multiple access transceiver using NI USRP platform

Vanita Kaba, Rajendra Patil, Shyamala Chandrashekar


The growing fame and utilization of wireless multimedia approaches have led to the advancement of the wireless system. The fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication was developed to serve users with enhanced proficiency, low latency, reliable communication, and lesser battery exhausts. The non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) scheme is a proficient multiple access scheme to fulfil the requirement of a 5G mobile system. NOMA enables a remarkable enhancement in the systems throughput and ability to connect devices. NOMA distinguishes each user by allocating a distinct power level, superimposing all the user’s signals utilizing superposition coding while transmitting and at the reception, each user’s signals are decoded by employing successive interference cancellation (SIC). This study builds a real time downlink orthogonal frequency division multiplexing based NOMA (OFDM-NOMA) transceiver system using the NI USRP 2944R and 2901 platforms. The performance evaluation of the proposed OFDM-NOMA system is carried out in terms of signal to noise ratio by adjusting transmitting gain and the distance of users from the base station system. Experimental results show that the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of each user relies on the power allocation factor and proximity of users from the base station, and SIC output is compared with constellation variations.


Non-orthogonal multiple access; Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing; Software defined radios; Successive interference cancellation; Super position coding

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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