Propagation-Delay Based Cyclic Interference Alignment with One Extra Time-Slot for Three-User X Channel

Feng LIU  Shuping WANG  Shengming JIANG  Yanli XU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E102-A   No.6   pp.854-859
Publication Date: 2019/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E102.A.854
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Coding Theory
Keyword: 
interference alignment,  three-user X channel,  propagation delay,  time-slot,  degree of freedom,  

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Summary: 
For the three-user X channel, its degree of freedom (DoF) 9/5 has been shown achievable theoretically through asymptotic model with infinite resources, which is impractical. In this article, we explore the propagation delay (PD) feature among different links to maximize the achievable DoF with the minimum cost. Since perfect interference alignment (IA) is impossible for 9 messages within 5 time-slots, at least one extra time-slot should be utilized. By the cyclic polynomial approach, we propose a scheme with the maximum achievable DoF of 5/3 for 10 messages within 6 time-slots. Feasibility conditions in the Euclidean space are also deduced, which demonstrates a quite wide range of node arrangements.