On the Capacity Region of Two-User Linear Deterministic Interference Channel and Its Application to Multi-Session Network Coding

Provided by: Cornell University
Topic: Networking
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In this paper, the authors study the capacity of the two-user Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) linear deterministic Interference Channel (IC), with possible correlations within/between the channel matrices. The capacity region is characterized in terms of the rank of the channel matrices. It is shown that linear precoding with Han-Kobayashi type of rate-splitting, i.e., splitting the information-bearing symbols of each user into common and private parts, is sufficient to achieve all the rate pairs in the derived capacity region. The capacity result is applied to obtain an achievable rate region for the double-unicast networks with random network coding at the intermediate nodes, which can be modeled by the two-user MIMO linear deterministic IC studied.

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