Achieving full sum DoF in the SISO interference channel with feedback delay

Lejosne, Yohan; Slock, Dirk TM; Yuan-Wu, Yi
IEEE Communications Letters, Volume 18, N°7, July 2014, ISSN: 1089-7798

Channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT) is of utmost importance to manage interference in multi-user wireless networks, in which transmission rates at a high signal-to-noise ratio are characterized by (sum) degrees of freedom (DoF). Ingenious techniques have been proposed to deal with delayed CSIT, notably a scheme by Maddah-Ali and Tse, providing significant DoF with outdated CSIT. However, with most techniques, any delay in the CSIT feedback still results in a DoF loss. A notable exception is the work by Lee and Heath, allowing one to preserve the optimal DoF in the underdetermined MISO BC and IC, but for feedback delays $T_$ decreasing with the number of users $K$, up to a fraction $1/K$ of the channel coherence time $T_$. In this work, an ergodic interference alignment scheme that preserves the $K/2$ sum DoF of the $K$-user IC is proposed for$T_leq T_/2$. It is also proven that $T_=T_/2$ is the longest for which the optimal $K/2$DoF can still be obtained for all $K$.

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