Outage Analysis of Millimeter Wave RSMA Systems

Hongjiang Lei, Sha Zhou, Kihong Park, Imran Shafique Ansari, Hong Tang, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Millimeter-wave (mmWave) communication has attracted considerable attention from academia and industry, providing multi-gigabits per second rates due to the substantial bandwidth. Rate splitting multiple access (RSMA) is an effective technology that provides a generalized multiple access framework. Regarding the new propagation characteristics of the mmWave, we investigate the outage performance of the mmWave RSMA multiple-input-single-output system with a fixed-located user and a randomly-located user. Based on the spatial correlation of the paired users, the user’s paths are divided into overlapped and non-overlapped paths. Two beamforming schemes are proposed to improve the reliability of the mmWave RSMA system. The common stream is transmitted on the overlapped paths or all the paths. By utilizing stochastic geometry theory, the closed-form expressions of the outage probability (OP) with proposed schemes are derived. To obtain more insights, the expressions for the asymptotic OP are derived. Monte Carlo simulation results are presented to validate the analysis and the effects of the system parameters, such as power allocation coefficients and the number of resolvable paths, on the outage performance are investigated.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
StatePublished - Jan 9 2023

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-01-13
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61971080 and the Open Fund of the Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Information Communication Network and Security under Grant ICNS201807.

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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