A Unified Scheme to Achieve the Degrees-of-Freedom Region of the MIMO Interference Channel with Delayed Channel State Information

Mohsen Rezaee, Peter J. Schreier, Maxime Guillaud, Bruno Clercks

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Abstract

In interference channels (ICs), channel state information (CSI) can be utilized to design transmit signals that are optimally adapted to the state of the channels. This requires feeding CSI back to the transmitters. The CSI available at the transmitters (CSIT) is usually degraded, due to the limited capacity of the feedback link and the delays involved in the channel estimation and feedback. We discuss the scenario of fast fading and delayed CSIT, which is highly relevant in mobile environments with short channel coherence times. We consider the two-user multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) IC where the transmitters are provided with delayed CSIT. The DoF region for this channel was characterized by Vaze and Varanasi. We devise a simple and intuitive achievable scheme, which has a unified structure for different antenna configurations. We show that the proposed scheme also achieves the DoF region of the two-user MIMO broadcast channel (BC). In the IC, our scheme does not require the knowledge of direct channels at the transmitters. Moreover, we show that the amount of feedback can be further reduced by exploiting the invariances of the problem. Our approach can be helpful when analyzing more complicated networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7390220
Pages (from-to)1068-1082
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Delayed CSIT
  • interference alignment
  • interference channels
  • time-varying channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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