A rate-splitting strategy for max-min fair multigroup multicasting

Hamdi Joudeh, Bruno Clerckx

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Abstract

We consider the problem of transmit beamforming to multiple cochannel multicast groups. The conventional approach is to beamform a designated data stream to each group, while treating potential inter-group interference as noise at the receivers. In overloaded systems where the number of transmit antennas is insufficient to perform interference nulling, we show that inter-group interference dominates at high SNRs, leading to a saturating max-min fair performance. We propose a rather unconventional approach to cope with this issue based on the concept of Rate-Splitting (RS). In particular, part of the interference is broadcasted to all groups such that it is decoded and canceled before the designated beams are decoded. We show that the RS strategy achieves significant performance gains over the conventional multigroup multicast beamforming strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPAWC 2016 - 17th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017492
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 9
Event17th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Jul 32016 Jul 6

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC
Volume2016-August

Other

Other17th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period16/7/316/7/6

Keywords

  • Broadcasting
  • WMMSE approach
  • degrees of freedom
  • downlink beamforming
  • multicasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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