In this paper, we investigate outage performance and diversity gain of transmit antenna selection (TAS) schemes in two-user multiple-input single-output non-orthogonal multiple access (MISO-NOMA) cooperative downlink transmissions. To this end, two TAS criteria, namely Criterion I and Criterion II, are proposed, which select an antenna that experiences the best fading condition of the channel from the source to the far user and to the near user, respectively. Additionally, considering the near user as a relay to help improve the reliability of the far user, hybrid simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) architecture is adopted to power the near user's relaying operation. Tight closed-form approximate expressions for the outage probability (OP) of both users are derived. Numerical results reveal that Criterion I and II achieve, respectively, the diversity order of K + 1 and 2 at the far user, and 1 and K at the near user, where K denotes the number of transmit antennas at the base station.
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