|Embedding Information in Radiation Pattern Fluctuations
|Milad Johnny, N/A, Iran; Alireza Vahid, University of Colorado Denver, United States
|I.3: Interference Channel I
|Network Information Theory
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|The radiation pattern of transmit antennas varies and fluctuates as receivers change their location, other objects move around, and due to the antenna design itself. In this paper, we demonstrate how this observation can be exploited to align most of the interference signal power and significantly increase the average achievable communication rates. More precisely, in the context of $K$-user interference channels, we propose a blind interference alignment scheme that combines multi-layer coding at the transmitters and a post-processing methodology at the receivers to align a significant portion of the interference signal power. Our scheme does not rely on any channel state information (CSI), hence the term blind, and only relies on the statistics of the radiation pattern fluctuations. Our proposed communication methodology overcomes some of the barriers in practical implementation of the interference alignment concept. Due to the complexity of the expressions, in this work, we numerically evaluate the achievable rates in different scenarios, demonstrate the gains of our proposed strategy, and compare our results to the prior works with perfect CSI.