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Interference Alignment: A one-sided approach
Information Networking Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.
Broadband Wireless & Network Sensors Lab, Athens Information Technology.
2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Interference Alignment (IA) is the process of designing signals in such a way that they cast overlapping shadows at their unintended receivers, while remaining distinguishable at the intended ones [1]. Our goal in this paper is to come up with an algorithm for IA that runs at the transmitters only (and is transparent to the receivers), that doesn’t require channel reciprocity, and thus alleviates the need to alternate between the forward and reverse network as is the case in [2], thereby saving significant overhead in certain environments where the channel changes frequently. Most importantly, our effort is focused on ensuring that this one-sided approach does not degrade the performance of the system w.r.t. [2]. As a first step, we mathematically express the interference in each receiver’s desired signal as a function of the transmitters’ beamforming vectors. We then propose a simple steepest descent (SD) algorithm and use it to minimize the interference in each receiver’s desired signal space. We mathematically establish equivalences between our approach and the Distributed IA algorithm presented in [2] and show that our algorithm also converges to an alignment solution (when the solution is feasible).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2011. 1-5 p.
Keyword [en]
Interference Alignment, Interference Channel, Matrix Differentials/Derivatives, Optimization, Steepest Descent
National Category
Signal Processing
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104842DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2011.6134100ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84857229471ISBN: 978-1-4244-9267-1OAI: diva2:567718
Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), Austin, TX, 5-9 Dec. 2011

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