Broadcast Approach for the Information Bottleneck Channel

Avi Steiner, Shlomo Shamai

This work considers a layered coding approach for efficient transmission of data over a wireless block fading channel without transmitter channel state information (CSI), which is connected to a limited capacity reliable link, known as the bottleneck channel. Two main approaches are considered, the first is an oblivious approach, where the sampled noisy observations are compressed and transmitted over the bottleneck channel without having any knowledge of the original information codebook. The second approach is a non-oblivious decode-forward (DF) relay where the sampled noisy data is decoded, and whatever is successfully decoded is reliably transmitted over the bottleneck channel. The bottleneck channel from relay to destination has a fixed capacity C. We examine also the case where the channel capacity can dynamically change due to variable loads on the backhaul link. The broadcast approach is analyzed for cases that only the relay knows the available capacity for next block, and for the case that neither source nor relay know the capacity per block, only its capacity distribution. Fortunately, it is possible to analytically describe in closed form expressions, the optimal continuous layering power distribution which maximizes the average achievable rate. Numerical results demonstrate the achievable broadcasting rates.

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