Non-orthogonal multiple access protocol for overlay cognitive radio networks using spatial modulation and antenna selection

Emam S., Celebi M. E.

AEU-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS, vol.86, pp.171-176, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this paper we propose a novel spectrum sharing protocol for overlay cognitive radio networks using non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), spatial modulation (SM) and antenna selection (AS). The proposed protocol allows a secondary transmitter (ST) to transmit simultaneously to both a primary receiver (PR) and a secondary receiver (SR) using SM. The usage of NOMA and SM will increase the spectral efficiency for both PR and SR with reduced detection complexity than the case without NOMA in which the detectors are required to jointly detect both SM symbols at each receiver. The application of AS at ST with regards to PR provides higher quality transmission for PR without affecting the performance of SR. The performance of the proposed protocol is investigated by derivations of upper bounds on the average symbol error probabilities at PR and SR and by Monte Carlo simulations. Analytical and simulation results show that the proposed protocol offers efficient spectrum utilization over spectrum sharing protocols proposed recently that uses SM to convey the primary data to PR through the amplitude phase modulation technique and the secondary data to SR through the index of the active antenna.