University of Idaho
This paper considers the causal cognitive interference channel that consists of two full-duplex transmitter-receiver pairs sharing the same channel, where one transmitter can causally learn the message of the other transmitter through a noisy link. This channel models unilateral source cooperation. The work focuses on the generalized degrees-of-freedom of the symmetric, i.e. the two interfering links and the two direct links have the same strength, sum-capacity for the Gaussian noise channel. It is shown through evaluation of various achievable schemes that known sum-rate upper-bounds are achievable to within a constant gap regardless of the strength of the channel parameters.