This work considers communication over Gaussian interference channels with processing energy cost, which explicitly takes into account the energy expended for processing when transmitters are on. In the presence of processing energy cost, transmitting all the time as in the conventional no-cost case is no longer optimal. For a two-user Gaussian interference channel with processing energy cost, assuming that the on-off states of transmitters are not utilized for signaling, several transmission schemes with varying complexities are proposed and their sum-rates are compared with an interference-free upper bound. Moreover, the very strong interference regime, under which interference does not incur any rate penalty, is identified and shown to be larger than the case of no processing energy cost for certain scenarios of interest. Also, extensions to a three-user cascade Gaussian Z interference channel with processing energy cost are provided, where scheduling of user transmissions based on the channel set-up is investigated.
- Processing energy
- bursty transmission
- interference channel
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics