Message and state cooperation in multiple access channels

Haim H. Permuter, S. S. Shamai, Anelia Somekh-Baruch

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We investigate the capacity of a multiple access channel with cooperating encoders where partial state information is known to each encoder and full state information is known to the decoder. The cooperation between the encoders has a two-fold purpose: to generate empirical state coordination between the encoders, and to share information about the private messages that each encoder has. For two-way cooperation, this two-fold purpose is achieved by double-binning, where the first layer of binning is used to generate the state coordination similarly to the two-way source coding, and the second layer of binning is used to transmit information about the private messages. The complete result provides the framework and perspective for addressing a complex level of cooperation that mixes states and messages in an optimal way.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6034737
Pages (from-to)6379-6396
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • Channel state information
  • cooperating encoders
  • coordination
  • double-binning
  • message-state cooperation
  • multiple access channel
  • superbin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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