Exploiting Full-Duplex Two-Way Relay Cooperative Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access

Xinyu Wang, Min Jia, Ivan Wang Hei Ho, Qing Guo, Francis C.M. Lau

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In this paper, a novel full-duplex cooperative non-orthogonal multiple access (FD CNOMA) system is proposed, where users intend to exchange messages with the assistance of a decode-and-forward relay. To characterize the potential performance gain brought by the proposed FD CNOMA scheme, the outage probability and ergodic rate are analyzed. Specifically, the closed-form expressions for the outage probabilities, diversity orders, ergodic rates, and system throughputs in delay-limited and delay-tolerant transmission modes are derived under the realistic assumption of imperfect self-interference cancellation. Furthermore, to present the comprehensive performance evaluation, both perfect and imperfect successive interference cancellations (SICs) are taken into consideration. Simulations are performed to validate the accuracy of the derivation results and to illustrate the outstanding performance of the proposed scheme in low signal-to-noise ratio region compared with half-duplex CNOMA system and cooperative orthogonal multiple access system. Our results show that under the conditions of both perfect and imperfect SICs, outage probability floors and ergodic rate ceilings exist for the proposed FD CNOMA scheme due to the inter-user interference among superimposed NOMA signals and the residual self-interference caused by the imperfect self-interference cancellation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8594622
Pages (from-to)2716-2729
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • ergodic rate
  • full-duplex
  • Non-orthogonal multiple access
  • outage probability
  • two-way relay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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