Journals: Achievable DoF-delay Trade-offs for the K-user MIMO Interference channel with delayed CSIT
Torrellas Socastro, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal Manzano

Abstract

The degrees of freedom (DoF) of the $K$-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) interference channel are studied when perfect, but delayed channel state information is available at the transmitter side (delayed CSIT). Recent works have proposed schemes improving the DoF knowledge of the interference channel, but at the cost of developing transmission involving many channel uses (long delay), thus increasing the complexity at both transmitter and receiver side. This work proposes three linear precoding strategies, limited to at most three phases, based on the concept of interference alignment, and built upon three main ingredients: delayed CSIT precoding, user scheduling, and redundancy transmission. In this respect, the interference alignment is realized by exploiting delayed CSIT to align the interference at the non-intended receivers along the space-time domain. Moreover, a new framework is proposed where the number of transmitted symbols and duration of the phases is obtained as the solution of a maximization problem, and enabling the introduction of complexity constraints, which allows deriving the achievable DoF as a function of the transmission delay, i.e. the achievable DoF-delay trade-off. Finally, the latter part of this work settles that the assumption of time-varying channels common along all the literature on delayed CSIT, is indeed unnecessary.


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