A new approach for sparse Bayesian channel estimation in SCMA uplink systems
The rapid growth of traffic and number of simultaneously available devices leads to the new challenges in constructing fifth generation wireless networks (5G). To handle with them various schemes of non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) were proposed. One of these schemes is Sparse Code Multiple Access (SCMA), which is shown to achieve better link level performance. In order to support SCMA signal decoding channel estimation is needed and sparse Bayesian learning framework may be used to reduce the requirement of pilot overhead. In this paper we propose a modification of sparse Bayesian learning based channel estimation algorithm that is shown to achieve better accuracy of user detection and faster convergence in numerical simulations.