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Diversity-multiplexing tradeoff in multiple-access channels

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3 Author(s)
Tse, D.N.C. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA, USA ; Viswanath, P. ; Lizhong Zheng

In a point-to-point wireless fading channel, multiple transmit and receive antennas can be used to improve the reliability of reception (diversity gain) or increase the rate of communication for a fixed reliability level (multiplexing gain). In a multiple-access situation, multiple receive antennas can also be used to spatially separate signals from different users (multiple-access gain). Recent work has characterized the fundamental tradeoff between diversity and multiplexing gains in the point-to-point scenario. In this paper, we extend the results to a multiple-access fading channel. Our results characterize the fundamental tradeoff between the three types of gain and provide insights on the capabilities of multiple antennas in a network context.

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

Sept. 2004

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