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Paper Title On the Capacity of Sampled Interference-Limited Communications Channels
Paper IdentifierTU1.R4.2
Authors Nir Shlezinger, Weizmann Institute, Israel; Emeka Abakasanga, Ben Gurion University, Israel; Ron Dabora, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Yonina C. Eldar, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Session Interference I
Location Odéon, Level 3
Session Time Tuesday, 09 July, 09:50 - 11:10
Presentation Time Tuesday, 09 July, 10:10 - 10:30
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Abstract Interference-limited communications plays an important role in future digital communication architectures. In such scenarios, the received signal is corrupted by an interfering communications signal, which is typically modeled as a cyclostationary process in continuous-time. To facilitate digital processing, the receiver typically samples the received signal synchronously with the symbol rate of the information signal. The sampled received signal thus contains an interference component which is either cyclostationary or almost cyclostationary in discrete-time (DT), depending on whether the symbol rate of the interference is synchronized with the sampling rate, or it is not. In this work we characterize the capacity of DT interference-limited communications channels, in which the interference is modeled as an additive sampled cyclostationary Gaussian noise. For the case of synchronous sampling, capacity can be obtained in closed form as a direct application of our previous work. When sampling is asynchronous, the resulting channel is not information stable, thus classic information-theoretic tools are not applicable. Using information spectrum methods, we prove that capacity can be obtained as the limit of a sequence of capacities of DT channels with additive cyclostationary noise. Our results facilitate the characterization of the impact of variations in the sampling rate and sampling time offset on the capacity of the resulting DT channel. In particular, it is demonstrated that minor variations in the sampling period can have a notable effect on capacity.