Sum Capacity of K User Gaussian Degraded Interference Channels

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This paper studies a family of genie-MAC (Multiple Access Channel) outer bounds for K-user Gaussian interference channels. This family is inspired by existing genie-aided bounding mechanisms, but differs from current approaches in its optimization problem formulation and application. The fundamental idea behind these bounds is to create a group of genie receivers that form multiple access channels that can decode a subset of the original interference channel's messages. The MAC sum capacity of each of the genie receivers provides an outer bound on the sum of rates for this subset. The genie-MAC outer bounds are used to derive new sum-capacity results.