Dynamic resource allocation for MC-NOMA VWNs with imperfect SIC

In this work, we investigate the uplink resource allocation problem for virtualized wireless networks (VWNs) supported by multi-carrier non-orthogonal multiple access (MC-NOMA) and present a sensitivity analysis of such a system to imperfect successive interference cancellation (SIC) and various system parameters. The proposed algorithm for power and sub-carrier allocation is derived from the non-convex optimization minimizing power subject to rate and sub-carrier reservations, for which an optimal solution is NP-hard. To develop an efficient solution, we decompose the optimization into separate power and sub-carrier allocation problems and propose an iterative algorithm based on successive convex approximation and complementary geometric programming. Simulation results demonstrate that compared to orthogonal multiple access, for imperfect SIC with residual interference even up to 10%, the proposed algorithm for MC-NOMA can offer significant improvement in spectrum and power efficiency