Performance Analysis of Mimo-Scma Systems for 5G Communications

Hui Zhang, Yuanmei Liu, Jiawen Gu, Bin Sheng


Recently, sparse code multiple access (SCMA) is proposed as one of the important candidacies for the fifth generation (5G) radio access technique. SCMA is a non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) technique which allows multiple users share the same radio resource and thus increase spectral efficiency largely. In SCMA, a set of binary coded bits is mapped directly into a complex vector by use of a predefined multi-dimensional codebook. The sparsity of the codewords makes the near-optimal detection feasible through iterative message passing algorithm (MPA). The pursuit of higher spectral efficiency motivates us to study the performance of multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) SCMA system in this paper. Simulation results show that compared with the conventional MIMO-OFDM system, MIMO-SCMA can provide a gain up to 50% in data throughput with the aid of MPA technique.


Codebook, MIMO, MPA, SCMA, 5G


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