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Journal Articles IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology Year : 2020

Threshold-Based Edge Selection MPA for SCMA


Abstract—Sparse Code Multiple Access (SCMA) has been proposed for the newest generation of communication systems, considering overloaded non-orthogonal multiple access. To deal with the overload, SCMA exploits the sparsity feature with the aid of receivers based on the messsage-passing algorithm (MPA). In this paper, we review a low-complexity MPA receiver based on edge selection and gaussian approximation (ESGA). We improve this receiver by proposing a threshold-based criterion for the edge selection (TB-ESGA). With the threshold, the number of interfering neighbors considered in the calculation of each message of the MPA becomes a random variable. We derive the probability of selecting a given number of edges in our strategy and also an expression for the average complexity order, as a function of the threshold. We also show that the proposed threshold results in a better trade-off between complexity and error-rate performance.
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hal-02470153 , version 1 (07-02-2020)



Bruno Fontana da Silva, Didier Le Ruyet, Bartolomeu Uchoa-Filho. Threshold-Based Edge Selection MPA for SCMA. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2020, pp.1-1. ⟨10.1109/TVT.2020.2966333⟩. ⟨hal-02470153⟩
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