Approximate Capacity of a Class of Gaussian Interference-Relay Networks
In this paper, we study a Gaussian relay-interference network, in which relay (helper) nodes are to facilitate competing information flows between different source-destination pairs. We focus on two-stage relay-interference networks where there are weak cross links, causing the networks to behave like a chain of Z Gaussian channels. Our main result is an approximate characterization of the capacity region for such ZZ and ZS networks. We propose a new interference management scheme, termed interference neutralization, which is implemented using structured lattice codes. This scheme allows for over-the-air interference removal, without the transmitters having complete access the interfering signals. This scheme in conjunction a new network decomposition technique provides the approximate characterization. Our analysis of these Gaussian networks is based on insights gained from an exact characterization of the corresponding linear deterministic model.
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