Conference Proceedings

Multi-Level Code NOMA for Radio-over-Fiber based Fronthaul Links

C Lim, Y Tao, A Nirmalathas

2020 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2020 - Proceedings | IEEE | Published : 2020


The inherent centralized control architecture of radio-over-fiber (RoF) enables advanced coordination functionality to be implemented in a RoF-based mobile fronthaul to facility network management and coordination. This advanced coordination functionality enhances the performance of disadvantaged end users located further away from the remote radio head (RRH) or at the cell edges. In this paper, we review our work incorporating multi-level code based non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) to improve the performance of users located further away from the RRH with poor channel gain.