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An interpretation of the Cover and Leung capacity region for the MAC with feedback through
 

Summary: An interpretation of the Cover and Leung capacity
region for the MAC with feedback through
stochastic control
Achilleas Anastasopoulos and Kihyuk Sohn
EECS Department, University of Michigan
Abstract--We consider the problem of communication over
a multiple access channel (MAC) with noiseless feedback. A
single-letter characterization of the capacity of this channel is
not currently known in general. We formulate the MAC with
feedback capacity problem as a stochastic control problem for a
special class of channels for which the capacity is known to be the
single-letter expression given by Cover and Leung. This approach
has been recently successful in finding channel capacity for point-
to-point channels with noiseless feedback but has not yet been
fruitful in the study of multi-user communication systems. Our
interpretation provides an understanding of the role of auxiliary
random variables and can also hint at on-line capacity-achieving
transmission schemes.
I. INTRODUCTION
Shannon showed in his early work [1] that the capacity

  

Source: Anastasopoulos, Achilleas - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences