The Capacity Region of the Degraded Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Compound Broadcast Channel Academic Article uri icon


  • The capacity region of a compound multiple-antenna broadcast channel is characterized when the users exhibit a certain degradedness order. The channel under consideration has two users, each user has a finite set of possible realizations. The transmitter transmits two messages, one for each user, in such a manner that regardless of the actual realizations, both users will be able to decode their messages correctly. An alternative view of this channel is that of a broadcast channel with two common messages, each common message is intended to a different set of users. The degradedness order between the two sets of realizations/users is defined through an additional, fictitious, user whose channel is degraded with respect to all realizations/users from one set while all realizations/users from the other set are degraded with respect to him. 2009 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Weingarten, H., Liu, T., Shamai (Shitz), S., Steinberg, Y., & Viswanath, P.

citation count

  • 69

complete list of authors

  • Weingarten, Hanan||Liu, Tie||Shamai (Shitz), Shlomo||Steinberg, Yossef||Viswanath, Pramod

publication date

  • January 2009