Informational bottlenecks in two-unicast wireless networks with delayed CSIT

Conference Paper

We study the impact of delayed channel state information at the transmitters (CSIT) in two-unicast wireless networks with a layered topology and arbitrary connectivity. We introduce a technique to obtain outer bounds to the degrees-of-freedom (DoF) region through the new graph-theoretic notion of bottleneck nodes. Such nodes act as informational bottlenecks only under the assumption of delayed CSIT, and imply asymmetric DoF bounds of the form mD1 + D2 ≤ m. Combining this outer-bound technique with new achievability schemes, we characterize the sum DoF of a class of two-unicast wireless networks, which shows that, unlike in the case of instantaneous CSIT, the DoF of two-unicast networks with delayed CSIT can take an infinite set of values.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vahid, A; Shomorony, I; Calderbank, R

Published Date

  • April 4, 2016

Published In

  • 2015 53rd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2015

Start / End Page

  • 1256 - 1263

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781509018239

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ALLERTON.2015.7447152

Citation Source

  • Scopus