Interference channels with half duplex source cooperation

Rui Wu, Vinod Prabhakaran, Pramod Viswanath

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We study the two-user interference channel where the source nodes may transmit and receive in half-duplex while the destinations only receive as usual. Depending on the sources, the channel can be in one of three modes: A) both sources transmit, B) source 1 transmits while source 2 receives, and C) source 2 transmits and source 1 receives. This allows a limited form of cooperation between the sources. In this paper, we focus on the corresponding symmetric linear deterministic channel and derive its sum capacity. We consider a scheme which, by operating in modes B and C, transforms mode A into a virtual two-user interference channel with rate-limited bit pipes between the two source nodes and from each source node to the destination node it causes interference to. For the virtual channel so created, we propose a generalization of the superposition coding scheme of Han-Kobayashi to take advantage of the bit pipes. Finally, we derive matching upperbounds to show that the performance of the composite scheme is indeed optimal for the original channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2010 - Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2010 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 18 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8103


Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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