Dirty-paper coding for the Gaussian multiaccess channel with conferencing

Shraga I. Bross, Amos Lapidoth, Michéle Wigger

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We derive the capacity region of the two-user dirty-paper Gaussian multiaccess channel (MAC) with conferencing encoders. In this MAC, prior to each transmission block, the transmitters can hold a conference in which they can communicate with each other over error-free bit pipes of given capacities. The received signal suffers not only from additive Gaussian noise but also from additive interference, which is known noncausally to the transmitters but not to the receiver. The additive interference is modeled as Gaussian or uniform over a sphere. We show that the interference can be perfectly mitigated, i.e., that the capacity region without interference can also be achieved in its presence. This holds irrespective of whether the transmitters learn the interference before or after the conference. It follows as a corollary that also for the MAC with degraded message sets, the interference can be perfectly mitigated if it is known noncausally to the transmitters. To derive our results, we generalize Costa's single-user writing-on-dirty-paper achievability result to channels with dependent interference and not-necessarily Gaussian noise.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6216434
Pages (from-to)5640-5668
Number of pages29
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2012

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Manuscript received January 14, 2011; revised September 01, 2011; accepted March 20, 2012. Date of publication June 12, 2012; date of current version August 14, 2012. A. Lapidoth and M. Wigger were supported in part by the Swiss National Science Foundation under Grant 200021-111863/1. This paper was presented in part at the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.


  • Capacity
  • coding over spheres
  • conferencing encoders
  • interference
  • multiaccess channel
  • writing on dirty paper


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