New bounds for the capacity region of the finite-state multiple access channel Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • The capacity region of the finite-state multiple access channel (FS-MAC) with feedback that may be an arbitrary time-invariant function of the channel output samples is considered. We provided a sequence of inner and outer bounds for this region. These bounds are shown to coincide, and hence yield the capacity region for two cases of FS-MACs: (1) when the state process is stationary and ergodic and not affected by the inputs; (2) an indecomposable FS-MAC without feedback. Though the capacity region is "multi-letter" in general, our results yield explicit conclusions when applied to specific scenarios of interest.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008