Interference alignment with doubly layered signaling for constant SISO interference channels

Huiyu Zhou, S. M. Razavi, Tharmalingam Ratnarajah, Mathini Sellathurai

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It has been conjectured by Host-Madsen and Nosratinia that the K-user single-input single-output (SISO) complex Gaussian interference channels with constant channel coefficients have merely one degree of freedom (DoF) regardless of the number of users, i.e., K. Then, Cadambe and Jafar introduced the idea of interference alignment (IA) being able to achieve K/2 DoF in time-varying SISO interference channels. Moreover, their joint work with Wang settled the Host-Madsen Nosratinia conjecture in negative by using the idea of asymmetric complex signaling to achieve 1.2 DoF for K-user constant SISO interference channels. In this paper, a linear IA scheme for K-user constant SISO interference channels is proposed which could enable us to achieve K/4 DoF for almost all channel coefficients. This means that whenever K >= 5, the proposed scheme could achieve at least 1.25 Do F. The main idea of the proposed method relies on the linear IA using symbol extension by Cadambe-Jafar which is not effective for constant channels. However, we show that along with signal rotation across every two consecutive time slots to artificially build a random time-varying channel out of a constant channel, the proposed method can be directly applied to constant channels to achieve K/4 DoF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0356-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 26 May 201331 May 2013


Conference38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing 2013
Abbreviated titleICASSP 2013
CityVancouver, BC


  • Constant SISO interference channels
  • doubly layered signaling
  • linear interference alignment

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