[C15] H. J. Yang, B. C. Jung, W.-Y. Shin, and A. Paulraj, “The design of optimal receiver for opportunistic interference alignment” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICCASP), Florence, Italy, May 2014.
Opportunistic interference alignment (OIA) has been known to asymptotically achieve the optimal degreesof-freedom (DoF) in multi-input multi-output (MIMO) interfering multiple-access channels (IMACs) as the number of users scales with signal-to-noise ratio, even though no collaboration between base stations (BSs) is assumed. In some previous studies on OIA, the zeroforcing (ZF) receiver has been used at the BSs since it is sufficient to achieve the optimal DoF. In this paper, we propose a simple minimum distance (MD) receiver in a MIMO IMAC model, enabling us to implement the OIA scheme with no information of other-cell interfering links. Surprisingly, we show that as the number of users increases, the MD receiver not only guarantees the optimal DoF but also asymptotically achieves the optimal capacity obtained along with full information of othercell interfering links. Simulation results indicates that the MD receiver indeed outperforms the conventional ZF receiver even in practical cellular setups.