Analysis of degrees of freedom of interfering MISO broadcast channels

Seok Hwan Park, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we provide a lower and upper bound for the number of degrees of freedom (DOF) of B multipleinput single-output (MISO) broadcast channels (BC) where each base station (BS) equipped with M antennas supports its corresponding K single antenna users suffering from inter-cell interference. We show that two bounds meet with each other when M = 1 or M ≥ K or B > max(M,K)/min(M,K) . From the derived result, we learn that the available DOF of the B-user multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO) interference channels is degraded by disabling receive cooperation if and only if M < K and B ≤ max(M,K)/min(M,K) . We observe that even for that case, the multiple BCs where interference mitigation should be fully performed at the transmitters due to the distributed receive antennas can achieve the DOF more than 2/3 of the DOF of the MIMO interference channels. In addition, the exact number of DOF is derived for two mutually interfering and deterministic broadcast channels in the presence of cognitive BSs. Our result shows that in two BCs interfering with each other, whether receive cooperation exists or not, it does not affect the DOF if one of two transmitters is a cognitive BS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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