Efficient Computation of Pareto Optimal Beamforming Vectors for the MISO Interference Channel with Successive Interference Cancellation
2013 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, ISSN 1053-587X, E-ISSN 1941-0476, Vol. 61, no 19, 4782-4795 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the two-user multiple-input single-output (MISO) Gaussian interference channel where the transmitters have perfect channel state information and employ single-stream beamforming. The receivers are capable of performing successive interference cancellation, so when the interfering signal is strong enough, it can be decoded, treating the desired signal as noise, and subtracted from the received signal, before the desired signal is decoded. We propose efficient methods to compute the Pareto-optimal rate points and corresponding beamforming vector pairs, by maximizing the rate of one link given the rate of the other link. We do so by splitting the original problem into four subproblems corresponding to the combinations of the receivers' decoding strategies-either decode the interference or treat it as additive noise. We utilize recently proposed parameterizations of the optimal beamforming vectors to equivalently reformulate each subproblem as a quasi-concave problem, which we solve very efficiently either analytically or via scalar numerical optimization. The computational complexity of the proposed methods is several orders-of-magnitude less than the complexity of the state-of-the-art methods. We use the proposed methods to illustrate the effect of the strength and spatial correlation of the channels on the shape of the rate region.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2013. Vol. 61, no 19, 4782-4795 p.
Beamforming, interference channel, interference cancellation, multiple-input single-output (MISO), Pareto boundary, Pareto optimality, rate region.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-93845DOI: 10.1109/TSP.2013.2271748ISI: 000324342900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-93845DiVA: diva2:627150
FunderSwedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research eLLIIT - The Linköping‐Lund Initiative on IT and Mobile CommunicationsEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 248001