Broadcasting with delayed CSIT: finite SNR analysis and heterogeneous feedback

Chao HE
Thesis defended on December 02, 2016, 2:00 PM at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette) Amphi F3-05

One of the key techniques for future wireless networks, namely state-feedback enabled interference mitigation, is explored with information theoretical tools under some realistic settings. In order to verify the usefulness of delayed CSIT in harsh situations, we investigate it with finite SNR and/or feedback heterogeneity in a broadcast communication setup. In the first part of this dissertation, we are mainly interested in the finite SNR performance of delayed CSIT and the uniformity across the results in Gaussian channel and in erasure channel. Several relatively simple schemes are proposed in multi-user broadcast channels when states are assumed to be fully known at the destinations but only strictly causally at the transmitter. Enhancement in terms of higher symmetric rates and more input alphabet options are then characterized when analyzing the corresponding regions in Gaussian/erasure cases. In the second part of this dissertation, algorithms adapted to distinct feedback heterogeneities are targeted as only part of communication nodes are involved in the feedback process. In particular, we concentrate on 1) broadcast channel with feedback from partial receivers, 2) broadcast relay channel with feedback at the relay. Improvements on achievable rates are justified in either cases via analysis and some examples.


Devant le jury composé de :


Michel KIEFFER                         Professeur (Université Paris-Sud)                      Président du jury

Inbar FIJALKOW                        Professeur (ENSEA)                                           Rapporteur

Albert Guillén i FABREGAS       Professeur (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)             Rapporteur

David GESBERT                        Professeur (EURECOM)                                     Examinateur

Michèle Angela WIGGER           Professeur associé (Télécom ParisTech)            Examinateur

Samir M. PERLAZA                   Chargé de recherche (INRIA Lyon)                     Examinateur

Sheng YANG                              Enseignant-Chercheur (CentraleSupélec)           Directeur de thèse

Pablo PIANTANIDA                   Enseignant-Chercheur (CentraleSupélec)           Co-encadrant