Multiple access outerbounds and the inseparability of parallel interference channels

Viveck R. Cadambe, Syed A. Jafar

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Abstract

It is known that the capacity of parallel (multi-carrier) Gaussian point-to-point, multiple access and broadcast channels can be achieved by separate encoding for each subchannel (carrier) subject to a power allocation across carriers. In this paper we show that such a separation does not apply to parallel Gaussian interference channels in general. A counter-example is provided in the form of a 3 user interference channel where separate encoding can only achieve a sum capacity of log(SNR)+o(log(SNR)) per carrier while the actual capacity, achieved only by joint- encoding across carriers, is 3/2log(SNR)) + o(log(SNR)) per carrier. As a byproduct of our analysis, we propose a class of multiple-access-outerbounds on the capacity of the 3 user interference channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Pages4720-4724
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2008Dec 4 2008

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period11/30/0812/4/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Cadambe, V. R., & Jafar, S. A. (2008). Multiple access outerbounds and the inseparability of parallel interference channels. In 2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 (pp. 4720-4724). [4698679] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2008.ECP.904