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Gamal, “On the secrecy capacity of fading channels
 in Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Information Theory (ISIT
"... We consider the secure transmission of information over an ergodic fading channel in the presence of an eavesdropper. Our eavesdropper can be viewed as the wireless counterpart of Wyner’s wiretapper. The secrecy capacity of such a system is characterized under the assumption of asymptotically long c ..."
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We consider the secure transmission of information over an ergodic fading channel in the presence of an eavesdropper. Our eavesdropper can be viewed as the wireless counterpart of Wyner’s wiretapper. The secrecy capacity of such a system is characterized under the assumption of asymptotically long coherence intervals. We first consider the full Channel State Information (CSI) case, where the transmitter has access to the channel gains of the legitimate receiver and the eavesdropper. The secrecy capacity under this full CSI assumption serves as an upper bound for the secrecy capacity when only the CSI of the legitimate receiver is known at the transmitter, which is characterized next. In each scenario, the perfect secrecy capacity is obtained along with the optimal power and rate allocation strategies. We then propose a lowcomplexity on/off power allocation strategy that achieves nearoptimal performance with only the main channel CSI. More specifically, this scheme is shown to be asymptotically optimal as the average SNR goes to infinity, and interestingly, is shown to attain the secrecy capacity under the full CSI assumption. Remarkably, our results reveal the positive impact of fading on the secrecy capacity and establish the critical role of rate adaptation, based on the main channel CSI, in facilitating secure communications over slow fading channels. 1
Degrees of freedom in adaptive modulation: A unified view
 IEEE Transactions on Communications
, 2001
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An overview of limited feedback in wireless communication systems
 IEEE J. SEL. AREAS COMMUN
, 2008
"... It is now well known that employing channel adaptive signaling in wireless communication systems can yield large improvements in almost any performance metric. Unfortunately, many kinds of channel adaptive techniques have been deemed impractical in the past because of the problem of obtaining channe ..."
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It is now well known that employing channel adaptive signaling in wireless communication systems can yield large improvements in almost any performance metric. Unfortunately, many kinds of channel adaptive techniques have been deemed impractical in the past because of the problem of obtaining channel knowledge at the transmitter. The transmitter in many systems (such as those using frequency division duplexing) can not leverage techniques such as training to obtain channel state information. Over the last few years, research has repeatedly shown that allowing the receiver to send a small number of information bits about the channel conditions to the transmitter can allow near optimal channel adaptation. These practical systems, which are commonly referred to as limited or finiterate feedback systems, supply benefits nearly identical to unrealizable perfect transmitter channel knowledge systems when they are judiciously designed. In this tutorial, we provide a broad look at the field of limited feedback wireless communications. We review work in systems using various combinations of single antenna, multiple antenna, narrowband, broadband, singleuser, and multiuser technology. We also provide a synopsis of the role of limited feedback in the standardization of next generation wireless systems.
Adaptive Coded Modulation for Fading Channels
 IEEE TRANS. COMMUN
, 1998
"... We apply coset codes to adaptive modulation in fading channels. Adaptive modulation is a powerful technique to improve the energy efficiency and increase the data rate over a fading channel. Coset codes are a natural choice to use with adaptive modulation since the channel coding and modulation desi ..."
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We apply coset codes to adaptive modulation in fading channels. Adaptive modulation is a powerful technique to improve the energy efficiency and increase the data rate over a fading channel. Coset codes are a natural choice to use with adaptive modulation since the channel coding and modulation designs are separable. Therefore, trellis and lattice codes designed for additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels can be superimposed on adaptive modulation for fading channels, with the same approximate coding gains. We first describe the methodology for combining coset codes with a general class of adaptive modulation techniques. We then apply this methodology to a spectrally efficient adaptive Mary quadrature amplitude modulation (MQAM) to obtain trelliscoded adaptive MQAM. We present analytical and simulation results for this design which show an effective coding gain of 3 dB relative to uncoded adaptive MQAM for a simple fourstate trellis code, and an effective 3.6dB coding gain for an eightstate trellis code. More complex trellis codes are shown to achieve higher gains. We also compare the performance of trelliscoded adaptive MQAM to that of coded modulation with builtin time diversity and fixedrate modulation. The adaptive method exhibits a power savings of up to 20 dB.
Space–time transmit precoding with imperfect channel feedback
 IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
, 2001
"... Abstract—The use of channel feedback from receiver to transmitter is standard in wireline communications. While knowledge of the channel at the transmitter would produce similar benefits for wireless communications as well, the generation of reliable channel feedback is complicated by the rapid time ..."
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Abstract—The use of channel feedback from receiver to transmitter is standard in wireline communications. While knowledge of the channel at the transmitter would produce similar benefits for wireless communications as well, the generation of reliable channel feedback is complicated by the rapid time variations of the channel for mobile applications. The purpose of this correspondence is to provide an information–theoretic perspective on optimum transmitter strategies, and the gains obtained by employing them, for systems with transmit antenna arrays and imperfect channel feedback. The spatial channel, given the feedback, is modeled as a complex Gaussian random vector. Two extreme cases are considered: mean feedback, in which the channel side information resides in the mean of the distribution, with the covariance modeled as white, and covariance feedback, in which the channel is assumed to be varying too rapidly to track its mean, so that the mean is set to zero, and the information regarding the relative geometry of the propagation paths is captured by a nonwhite covariance matrix. In both cases, the optimum transmission strategies, maximizing the information transfer rate, are determined as a solution to simple numerical optimization problems. For both feedback models, our numerical results indicate that, when there is a moderate disparity between the strengths of different paths from the transmitter to the receiver, it is nearly optimal to employ the simple beamforming strategy of transmitting all available power in the direction which the feedback indicates is the strongest. Index Terms—Antenna arrays, fading channels, feedback communication, space–time codes, spatial diversity, transmit beamforming, wireless communication. I.
Capacity and Optimal Resource Allocation for Fading Broadcast Channels: Part I: Ergodic Capacity
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Transmission with energy harvesting nodes in fading wireless channels: Optimal policies
 IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS
, 2011
"... Wireless systems comprised of rechargeable nodes have a significantly prolonged lifetime and are sustainable. A distinct characteristic of these systems is the fact that the nodes can harvest energy throughout the duration in which communication takes place. As such, transmission policies of the nod ..."
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Wireless systems comprised of rechargeable nodes have a significantly prolonged lifetime and are sustainable. A distinct characteristic of these systems is the fact that the nodes can harvest energy throughout the duration in which communication takes place. As such, transmission policies of the nodes need to adapt to these harvested energy arrivals. In this paper, we consider optimization of pointtopoint data transmission with an energy harvesting transmitter which has a limited battery capacity, communicating in a wireless fading channel. We consider two objectives: maximizing the throughput by a deadline, and minimizing the transmission completion time of the communication session. We optimize these objectives by controlling the time sequence of transmit powers subject to energy storage capacity and causality constraints. We, first, study optimal offline policies. We introduce a directional waterfilling algorithm which provides a simple and concise interpretation of the necessary optimality conditions. We show the optimality of an adaptive directional waterfilling algorithm for the throughput maximization problem. We solve the transmission completion time minimization problem by utilizing its equivalence to its throughput maximization counterpart. Next, we consider online policies. We use stochastic dynamic programming to solve for the optimal online policy that maximizes the average number of bits delivered by a deadline under stochastic fading and energy arrival processes with causal channel state feedback. We also propose nearoptimal policies with reduced complexity, and numerically study their performances along with the performances of the offline and online optimal policies under various different configurations.
Capacity of Rayleigh Fading Channels under Different Adaptive Transmission and . . .
 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY
, 1999
"... We study the Shannon capacity of adaptive transmission techniques in conjunction with diversity combining. This capacity provides an upper bound on spectral efficiency using these techniques. We obtain closedform solutions for the Rayleigh fading channel capacity under three adaptive policies: opti ..."
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We study the Shannon capacity of adaptive transmission techniques in conjunction with diversity combining. This capacity provides an upper bound on spectral efficiency using these techniques. We obtain closedform solutions for the Rayleigh fading channel capacity under three adaptive policies: optimal power and rate adaptation, constant power with optimal rate adaptation, and channel inversion with fixed rate. Optimal power and rate adaptation yields a small increase in capacity over just rate adaptation, and this increase diminishes as the average received carriertonoise ratio (CNR) or the number of diversity branches increases. Channel inversion suffers the largest capacity penalty relative to the optimal technique, however, the penalty diminishes with increased diversity. Although diversity yields large capacity gains for all the techniques, the gain is most pronounced with channel inversion. For example, the capacity using channel inversion with twobranch diversity exceeds that of a singlebranch system using optimal rate and power adaptation. Since channel inversion is the least complex scheme to implement, there is a tradeoff between complexity and capacity for the various adaptation methods and diversitycombining techniques.
On the capacity of large Gaussian relay networks
 IEEE TRANS. INF. THEORY
, 2005
"... The capacity of a particular large Gaussian relay network is determined in the limit as the number of relays tends to infinity. Upper bounds are derived from cutset arguments, and lower bounds follow from an argument involving uncoded transmission. It is shown that in cases of interest, upper and ..."
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The capacity of a particular large Gaussian relay network is determined in the limit as the number of relays tends to infinity. Upper bounds are derived from cutset arguments, and lower bounds follow from an argument involving uncoded transmission. It is shown that in cases of interest, upper and lower bounds coincide in the limit as the number of relays tends to infinity. Hence, this paper provides a new example where a simple cutset upper bound is achievable, and one more example where uncoded transmission achieves optimal performance. The findings are illustrated by geometric interpretations. The techniques developed in this paper are then applied to a sensor network situation. This is a network joint source–channel coding problem, and it is well known that the source–channel separation theorem does not extend to this case. The present paper extends this insight by providing an example where separating source from channel coding does not only lead to suboptimal performance—it leads to an exponential penalty in performance scaling behavior (as a function of the number of nodes). Finally, the techniques developed in this paper are extended to include certain models of ad hoc wireless networks, where a capacity scaling law can be established: When all nodes act purely as relays for a single source–destination pair, capacity grows with the logarithm of the number of nodes.
Adaptive Modulation over Nakagami Fading Channels
, 1998
"... We first study the capacity of Nakagami multipath fading (NMF) channels with an average power constraint for three power and rate adaptation policies. We obtain closedform solutions for NMF channel capacity for each power and rate adaptation strategy. Results show that rate adaptation is the key to ..."
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We first study the capacity of Nakagami multipath fading (NMF) channels with an average power constraint for three power and rate adaptation policies. We obtain closedform solutions for NMF channel capacity for each power and rate adaptation strategy. Results show that rate adaptation is the key to increasing link spectral efficiency. We analyze therefore the performance of constantpower variablerate MQAM schemes over NMF channels. We obtain closedform expressions for the outage probability, spectral efficiency and average biterrorrate (BER) assuming perfect channel estimation and negligible time delay. We also analyze the impact of time delay on the BER of adaptive MQAM. Keywords Link Spectral Efficiency, Adaptive Modulation Techniques, and Nakagami Fading. I. Introduction The radio spectrum available for wireless services is extremely scarce, while demand for these services is growing at a rapid pace [1]. Hence spectral efficiency is of primary concern in the design of fut...