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V.-T. Truong, V. N. Vo, D.-B. Ha, and C. So-In, “On the system performance of mobile edge computing in an uplink NOMA WSN with a multiantenna access point over Nakagami-m fading,” IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 668–685, Apr. 2022. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.105461
Citation: V.-T. Truong, V. N. Vo, D.-B. Ha, and C. So-In, “On the system performance of mobile edge computing in an uplink NOMA WSN with a multiantenna access point over Nakagami-m fading,” IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 668–685, Apr. 2022. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.105461

On the System Performance of Mobile Edge Computing in an Uplink NOMA WSN With a Multiantenna Access Point Over Nakagami-m Fading

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.105461
Funds:  This work was supported in part by Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) via International Research Network Program (IRN61W0006), Thailand; by Khon Kaen University, Thailand; and Duy Tan University, Vietnam
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  • In this paper, we study the system performance of mobile edge computing (MEC) wireless sensor networks (WSNs) using a multiantenna access point (AP) and two sensor clusters based on uplink nonorthogonal multiple access (NOMA). Due to limited computation and energy resources, the cluster heads (CHs) offload their tasks to a multiantenna AP over Nakagami-m fading. We proposed a combination protocol for NOMA-MEC-WSNs in which the AP selects either selection combining (SC) or maximal ratio combining (MRC) and each cluster selects a CH to participate in the communication process by employing the sensor node (SN) selection. We derive the closed-form exact expressions of the successful computation probability (SCP) to evaluate the system performance with the latency and energy consumption constraints of the considered WSN. Numerical results are provided to gain insight into the system performance in terms of the SCP based on system parameters such as the number of AP antennas, number of SNs in each cluster, task length, working frequency, offloading ratio, and transmit power allocation. Furthermore, to determine the optimal resource parameters, i.e., the offloading ratio, power allocation of the two CHs, and MEC AP resources, we proposed two algorithms to achieve the best system performance. Our approach reveals that the optimal parameters with different schemes significantly improve SCP compared to other similar studies. We use Monte Carlo simulations to confirm the validity of our analysis.


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    • System performance of NOMA-MEC-WSN with a multiantenna AP over Nakagami-m fading.
    • The system protocol with a combination of the SC/MRC and BSS/RSS schemes.
    • The closed-form exact analytical expressions of the SCP for six schemes.
    • Two algorithms to determine the optimal resource parameters under energy constraint.


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