A Two-Round Interactive Receiver Cooperation Scheme for Multicast Channels


Victor Exposito (CentraleSupelec L2S, Gif-sur-Yvette, Mitsubishi R&DCentre Europe, Rennes, France)
January 15, 2016 — 10:30 — Location: Salle des séminaires du L2S (C4.01)

Abstract

We consider the problem of transmitting a common message from a transmitter to two receivers over a broadcast channel, which is also called multicast channel in this case. The two receivers are allowed to cooperate with each other in full-duplex over non-orthogonal channels. We investigate the information-theoretic upper and lower bounds on the achievable rate of such channels. In particular, we propose a two-round cooperation scheme in which the receivers interactively perform compress-forward (CF) and then decode-forward (DF) to improve the achievable rate. Numerical results comparing the proposed scheme to existing schemes and the cutset upper bound are provided. We show that the proposed scheme outperforms the non- interactive DF and CF schemes as well as the noisy network coding. The gain over the DF scheme becomes larger when the channel becomes symmetric, while the gain over the CF scheme becomes larger when the channel becomes asymmetric.

Biography

Victor Exposito received the Engineering and M.Sc. degree (valedictorian) in communication systems and networks from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Rennes (INSA-Rennes), Rennes, France, in 2014. He is currently working at Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE-France), Rennes, France and Ecole Superieure d’Electricite (CentraleSupelec), Gif-sur-Yvette, France, toward the Ph.D. degree. His current research interests mainly lie in the area of network information theory.