Characterization of SINR Region for Multiple Interfering Multicast in Power-Controlled Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number1
Online published2 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


This paper considers a wireless communication network consisting of multiple interfering multicast sessions. Different from a unicast system where each transmitter has only one receiver, in a multicast system, each transmitter has multiple receivers and broadcasts a common message to them all. It is a well known result for wireless unicast systems that the feasibility of a signal-to-interference-plus-noise power ratio (SINR) without power constraint is decided by the spectral radius of a nonnegative matrix. We generalize this result and obtain necessary and sufficient conditions for the feasibility of an SINR in a wireless multicast system with and without power constraint. The feasible SINR region as well as its geometric properties are studied. Besides, an iterative algorithm is proposed which can efficiently check the feasibility condition and compute the boundary points of the feasible SINR region.

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  • Interference, Power control, power control, Receivers, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-interference-plus-noise power ratio (SINR), SINR region, spectral radius, Transmitters, Unicast, Wireless communication, Wireless multicast system