Date Added: Nov 2012
The authors explore the feasibility of linear interference alignment using finite signaling dimensions and symbol extensions. In the non-zero total intersection regime, they show that the number of sources is upper bounded by a function of channel diversity. The available diversity places a fundamental constraint on the number of signal spaces that can overlap at one destination (where they are undesired) while maintaining the resolvability of a subset of those signals (desired signals) at another destination. Specifically, the number of such signal spaces cannot be larger than the channel diversity. This is the diversity constraint that they identify in this paper.