Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

6-2012

Journal or Book Title

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

Volume

58

Issue

6

First Page

3787

Last Page

3797

DOI

10.1109/TIT.2012.2189197

Abstract

We consider a single-hop interference network with K transmitters and J receivers, all having M antennas. Each transmitter emits an independent message and each receiver requests an arbitrary subset of the messages. This generalizes the well-known K -user M-antenna interference channel, where each message is requested by a unique receiver. For our setup, we derive the degrees of freedom (DoF) region. The achievability scheme generalizes the interference alignment schemes proposed by Cadambe and Jafar. In particular, we achieve general points in the DoF region by using multiple base vectors and aligning all interferers at a given receiver to the interferer with the largest DoF. As a byproduct, we obtain the DoF region for the original interference channel. We also discuss extensions of our approach where the same region can be achieved by considering a reduced set of interference alignment constraints, thus reducing the time-expansion duration needed. The DoF region for the considered system depends only on a subset of receivers whose demands meet certain characteristics. The geometric shape of the DoF region is also discussed.

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This is a manuscript of an article from IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 58 (2012): 3787, doi: 10.1109/TIT.2012.2189197. Posted with permission.

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IEEE

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en

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