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Fundamental bounds in Network Information Theory

Acronym:    FBNIT
Code:    TEC2006-06481/TCM
Funder:    Spanish Government
Start date:    2006 October 1st
End date:    2011 September 30th
    
SPCOM Participants:    Adrian Agustin de Dios, David Bernal Casas, Margarita Cabrera Bean, Eduard Calvo Page, Pau Closas Gómez, Juan Fernández Rubio, Luis García Ordóñez, Olga Muñoz Medina, Daniel Pérez Palomar, Alba Pagès Zamora, Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa, Silvana Silva Pereira and Josep Vidal Manzano
SPCOM Responsible:    Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa and Josep Vidal Manzano

Summary

This project aims at studying several open problems in information theory regarding communication systems in which the traditional single link communication paradigm does not apply anymore. The project objectives are summarised in the following three general objectives:

Analysis of the information theory limits in generalised multichannel communications with imperfect channel state information both in the receiver and in the transmitter. Specifically, the multiple access channel, the broadcast channel, the interference channel, channel with relays and multi-link channels will be evaluated.

Analysis of the information theory limits in cooperative communication networks such that several terminals may relay the information sent by the source terminal to the destination terminal in order to enhance the transmission. This objective integrates the last year of the TEC2004-04526 project ECO: Transmisión cooperativa para sistemas de comunicación inalámbricos de banda ancha, whose principal investigator is Josep Vidal, Co-PI of this proposal.

Analysis of the information theory limits in sensor networks, and in self-organised networks as well, assuming correlation in the information transmitted by the nodes. In addition, the design of optimal transmission structures and optimal rate allocation algorithms for sensor networks with energy constraints will be studied.

Journal publications related

[1] S. Silva Pereira and A. Pagès Zamora, "Consensus in Correlated Random Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 59, No. 12, December 2011, pp. 6279 - 6284.

[2] A. Moral, J. Vidal, J. Pérez, A. Agustin de Dios, N. Marina and A. Host-Madsen, "Techno-economic evaluation of cooperative relaying transmission techniques in OFDM cellular networks", EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Cooperative MIMO Multicell Networks, Vol. 2011, February 2011, pp. 1 - 23.

[3] E. Calvo Page, D. P. Palomar, J. R. Fonollosa and J. Vidal, "On the Computation of the Capacity Region of the Discrete MAC", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 58, No. 12, December 2010, pp. 3512 - 3525.

[4] A. Puengnim, N. Thomas, J.-Y. Tourneret and J. Vidal, "Classification of Linear and Non-Linear Modulations using the Baum-Welch Algorithm and MCMC Methods", EURASIP Signal Processing, Elsevier, September 2010.

[5] I. Kovács, L. G. Ordóñez, Miguel Navarro, E. Calvo Page and J. R. Fonollosa, "Towards a Reconfigurable MIMO Downlink Air Interface and Radio Resource Management: The SURFACE Concept", IEEE Communications Magazine, Radio Communications Series, Vol. 48, No. 6, June 2010, pp. 22 - 29.

[6] S. Silva Pereira and A. Pagès Zamora, "Mean Square Convergence of Consensus Algorithms in Random WSNs", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 5, May 2010, pp. 2866 - 2874.

[7] S. Simoens, O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal and Aitor del Coso, "On Compress-and-Forward Cooperative Relaying in MIMO Systems", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 2, February 2010, pp. 781 - 791.

[8] J. M. Huerta Guillén, J. Vidal, A. Giremus and J.-Y. Tourneret, "Joint Particle Filter and UKF Position Tracking in Severe Non-Line-of-Sight Situations", IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Advanced Signal Processing for GNSS and Robust Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 5, October 2009, pp. 874 - 888.

[9] S. Simoens, O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal and Aitor del Coso, "On the Gaussian MIMO Relay Channel with Full Channel State Information", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 57, No. 9, September 2009, pp. 3588 - 3599.

[10] E. Calvo Page, J. Vidal and J. R. Fonollosa, "Optimal Resource Allocation in Relay-Assisted Cellular Networks With Partial CSI", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 57, No. 7, July 2009, pp. 2809 - 2823.

[11] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar, A. Pagès Zamora and J. R. Fonollosa, "Minimum BER Linear MIMO Transceivers with Adaptive Number of Substreams", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 57, No. 6, June 2009, pp. 2336 - 2353.

[12] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar and J. R. Fonollosa, "Ordered Eigenvalues of a General Class of Hermitian Random Matrices with Application to Performance Analysis of MIMO Systems", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 57, No. 2, February 2009, pp. 672 - 689.

[13] L. G. Ordóñez, A. Pagès Zamora and J. R. Fonollosa, "Diversity and Multiplexing Tradeoff of Multiple Beamforming in MIMO Channels", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, July 2008, pp. 2959 - 2975.

[14] A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Amplify-and-forward cooperation under interference-limited spatial reuse of the relay slot", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 5, May 2008, pp. 1952 - 1962.

[15] S. Valentin, H. S. Lichte, H. Karl, S. Simoens, G. Vivier, J. Vidal and A. Agustin de Dios, "Cooperative wireless networking beyond store-and-forward: Perspectives in PHY and MAC design", Wireless Personal Communications, Special issue on Serving and Managing Users in a Heterogeneous B3G Wireless World: Requirements, New Research Challenges, Emerging Solutions, March 2008.

[16] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar, A. Pagès Zamora and J. R. Fonollosa, "High SNR Analytical Performance of Spatial Multiplexing MIMO Systems with CSI", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, November 2007.

Conference publications

[1] O. Muñoz Medina, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "MCS and Sub-band Selection for Downlink Interference Coordination in LTE-A Femtocells", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC-Fall 2012, September 2012, September 2012.

[2] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal, O. Muñoz Medina and J. R. Fonollosa, "Decentralized Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in MIMO-OFDMA Femtocell Networks", IEEE Global Communications Conference, The Second GlobeCom Workshop on Femtocell Networks, December 2011.

[3] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios, A. Pascual Iserte and S. Barbarossa, "Coordinated MIMO Precoding for Power Minimization in Femtocell Systems", IEEE Global Communications Conference, The Second GlobeCom Workshop on Femtocell Networks, December 2011, pp. 191 - 196.

[4] A. Pastore, M. Joham and J. R. Fonollosa, "Joint pilot and precoder design for optimal throughput", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, August 2011.

[5] A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Weighted Sum Rate Maximization for the MIMO X Channel through MMSE Precoding", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, August 2011, pp. 1 - 5.

[6] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal, S. Lagén and E. Valera, "Network MIMO for Downlink in-band relay transmissions with relaying phases of fixed duration", European Signal Processing Conference, August 2011.

[7] O. Muñoz Medina, A. Pascual Iserte, Pau Baquero and J. Vidal, "Preemption and QoS Management Algorithms for Coordinated and Uncoordinated Base Stations", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, June 2011, pp. 486 - 490.

[8] A. Pastore, M. Joham and J. R. Fonollosa, "On a Mutual Information and a Capacity Bound Gap of Pilot-Aided MIMO Channels", IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2011.

[9] A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Improved Interference Alignment Precoding for the MIMO X Channel", IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2011, pp. 1 - 5.

[10] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal and O. Muñoz Medina, "Interference Pricing for Self-organisation in OFDMA Femtocell Networks", ICT Summit on Mobile and Wireless Communications, Future Network and Mobile Summit 2011 Conference Proceedings, June 2011, pp. 1 - 8.

[11] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar and J. R. Fonollosa, "DMA tradeoff for the MIMO static half-duplex relay", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, June 2011, pp. 361 - 365.

[12] J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios, S. Lagén, E. Valera, O. Muñoz Medina, A. Garcia Armada and M. Sánchez Fernández, "Network-MIMO Backhauling for QoS-constrained Relay Transmissions", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, May 2011.

[13] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar and J. R. Fonollosa, "Fundamental Diversity, Multiplexing, and Array Gain Tradeoff under different MIMO Channel Models", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, May 2011.

[14] A. Pastore, M. Joham and J. R. Fonollosa, "On a Rate Region Approximation of MIMO Channels under Partial CSI", International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas, February 2011.

[15] S. Silva Pereira, S. Barbarossa and A. Pagès Zamora, "Consensus for distributed EM-based clustering in WSNs", IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, October 2010, pp. 45 - 48.

[16] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar and J. R. Fonollosa, "On the Diversity, Multiplexing, and Array Gain Tradeoff in MIMO Channels", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2010, pp. 2183 - 2187.

[17] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal and O. Muñoz Medina, "Performance of downlink schedulers with superposed or orthogonal transmissions", IEEE International Conference on Communications, May 2010, pp. 1 - 5.

[18] A. Pastore, M. Joham and J. R. Fonollosa, "Mutual information bounds for MIMO channels under imperfect receiver CSI", IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, November 2009, pp. 1456 - 1460.

[19] E. Calvo Page, J. R. Fonollosa and J. Vidal, "On the Totally Asynchronous Interference Channel with Single-User Receivers", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2009, pp. 2587 - 2591.

[20] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal and O. Muñoz Medina, "Protocols and resource allocation for the two-way relay channel with half-duplex terminals", IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2009.

[21] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal and O. Muñoz Medina, "Adaptive bitrate and resource allocation for relay-assisted ARQ transmissions", IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2009.

[22] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal and O. Muñoz Medina, "Analytical Resource Optimization for the DF Relay-assisted Transmission under HARQ", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring, April 2009.

[23] A. Puengnim, N. Thomas, J.-Y. Tourneret and J. Vidal, "Classification of linear and nonlinear modulations using the Baum-Welch algorithm", European Signal Processing Conference, August 2008, pp. 101 - 106.

[24] A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Resource optimization in decode-and-forward half-duplex multiple relay-assisted channel", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, July 2008.

[25] E. Calvo Page, D. P. Palomar, J. R. Fonollosa and J. Vidal, "The Computation of the Capacity Region of the Discrete Degraded BC is a Nonconvex DC Problem", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2008, pp. 1 - 5.

[26] M. Shen, A. Host-Madsen and J. Vidal, "An Improved Interference Alignment Scheme for Frequency Selective Channels", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, July 2008, pp. 559 - 563.

[27] S. Simoens, O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal and Aitor del Coso, "Capacity Bounds for Gaussian MIMO Relay Channel with Channel State Information", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, July 2008, pp. 441 - 445.

[28] E. Calvo Page, I. Kovács, L. G. Ordóñez and J. R. Fonollosa, "A Reconfigurable Downlink Air Interface: Design, Simulation Methodology, and Performance Evaluation", ICT Summit on Mobile and Wireless Communications, June 2008, pp. 1 - 8.

[29] N. Marina, J. Vidal and A. Host-Madsen, "Dimensioning Cellular Networks with Fixed Relay Stations", IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications, June 2008, pp. 1 - 5.

[30] L. G. Ordóñez, D. P. Palomar and J. R. Fonollosa, "Ordered Eigenvalues of a General Class of Hermitian Random Matrices and Performance Analysis of MIMO Systems", IEEE International Conference on Communications, May 2008, pp. 1 - 5.

[31] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios and E. Calvo Page, "Resource Management for Relay Enhanced WiMAX: OFDM and OFDMA", Workshop Trends in Radio Resource Management, November 2007.

[32] A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "High Spectral Efficiency of Multiple-relays Assited Amplify-and-Forward Cooperative Transmissions under Spatial Reuse", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, September 2007.

[33] A. Gutierrez Diaz de Leon, Margarita Cabrera-Bean and M. Patzold, "On the Problems of Symbol-Spaced Tapped-Delay Line Models for WSSUS Channels", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, September 2007.

[34] A. Gutierrez Diaz de Leon and Margarita Cabrera-Bean, "Deterministic Simulation of Flat-Fading MIMO Wireless Channels Under Non-Isotropic Scattering Conditions", IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2007.

[35] A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "Radio resources optimization for the relay-assisted multiple access gaussian channel", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, June 2007.

[36] S. Valentin, H. S. Lichte, H. Karl, G. Vivier, S. Simoens, J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios and I. Aad, "Cooperative Wireless Networking beyond Store-and-Forward: Perspectives for PHY and MAC Design", Wireless World Research Forum Workshop, November 2006.

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Books

[1] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, E. Calvo Page and A. Agustin de Dios, "Radio Resource Management in WiMAX. RRM strategies in multihop and cooperative transmission", John Wiley & Sons, July 2009, pp. 315 - 368.

[2] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios, S. Simoens, E. Calvo Page, R. Hoshyar and Y. Liu, "Radio Resource Management in WiMAX. Relaying techniques for OFDM-MIMO systems", John Wiley & Sons, July 2009, pp. 271 - 314.

[3] S. Valentin, H. S. Lichte, H. Karl, G. Vivier, S. Simoens, J. Vidal and A. Agustin de Dios, "Implementing Cooperative Wireless Networks. Towards Feasibility and deployment. Chapter 8: Cognitive Wireless Networks, Concepts, Methodologies and Visions inspiring the age of enlightment of wireless communications", Springer, September 2007.