DoF analysis of the K-user MISO broadcast channel with hybrid CSIT

Borzoo Rassouli, Chenxi Hao, Bruno Clerckx

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We consider a K-user multiple-input single-output (MISO) broadcast channel (BC) where the channel state information (CSI) of user i(i = 1, 2,⋯, K) may be either instantaneously perfect (P), delayed (D) or not known (N) at the transmitter with probabilities λPi, λDi and λNi, respectively. In this setting, according to the three possible CSIT for each user, knowledge of the joint CSIT of the K users could have at most 3K states. Although the results by Tandon et al. show that for the symmetric two user MISO BC (i.e., λQi = λQ, ∀i ∈ {1, 2}, Q ∈ {P, D, N}), the Degrees of Freedom (DoF) region depends only on the marginal probabilities, we show that this interesting result does not hold in general when K ≥ 3. In other words, the DoF region is a function of all the joint probabilities. In this paper, given the marginal probabilities of CSIT, we derive an outer bound for the DoF region of the K-user MISO BC. Subsequently, we investigate the achievability of the outer bound in some scenarios. Finally, we show the dependence of the DoF region on the joint probabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467364324
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 9
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2015 Jun 82015 Jun 12

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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