On the throughput of wireless interference networks with limited feedback
Paper i proceeding, 2011
Considering a single-antenna M-user interference channel with symmetrically distributed channel gains, when the channel state information (CSI) is globally available, applying the ergodic interference alignment scheme, each transmitter-receiver pair achieves a rate proportional to ½ of a single user's interference-free achievable rate. This is substantially higher than the achievable rate of the conventional orthogonal transmission schemes such as TDMA. Since the rigid requirement on the CSI may be difficult to realize in practice, in this paper we investigate the performance of applying the ergodic interference alignment scheme when the estimation of each channel gain is made globally known through exploiting only a limited feedback signal from the associated receiver of that channel. Under a block fading environment, we provide a lower bound on the achievable average throughput of the network. Our results imply that the better performance of interference alignment over TDMA may still exist even without the assumption of perfect CSI. Also, the trade off between allocating feedback rate of each receiver to the desired channel or the interference channels at deferent SNR region investigated.