A rate-splitting approach to robust multiuser MISO transmission

Hamdi Joudeh, Bruno Clerckx

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Abstract

For multiuser MISO systems with bounded uncertainties in the Channel State Information (CSI), we consider two classical robust design problems: maximizing the minimum rate subject to a transmit power constraint, and power minimization under a rate constraint. Contrary to conventional strategies, we propose a Rate-Splitting (RS) strategy where each message is divided into two parts, a common part and a private part. All common parts are packed into one super common message encoded using a shared codebook and decoded by all users, while private parts are independently encoded and retrieved by their corresponding users. We prove that RS-based designs achieve higher max-min Degrees of Freedom (DoF) compared to conventional designs (NoRS) for uncertainty regions that scale with SNR. For the special case of non-scaling uncertainty regions, RS contrasts with NoRS and achieves a non-saturating max-min rate. In the power minimization problem, RS is shown to combat the feasibility problem arising from multiuser interference in NoRS. A robust design of precoders for RS is proposed, and performance gains over NoRS are demonstrated through simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3436-3440
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999880
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 Mar 201625 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2016-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period20/03/1625/03/16

Keywords

  • degrees of freedom
  • linear precoding
  • max-min fairness
  • MISO-BC
  • quality-of-service
  • robust transceiver design

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    Joudeh, H., & Clerckx, B. (2016). A rate-splitting approach to robust multiuser MISO transmission. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 3436-3440). [7472315] (ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings; Vol. 2016-May). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2016.7472315