Broadcasting over uncertain channels with decoding delay constraints

Philip A. Whiting*, Edmund M. Yeh

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We examine communication over slowly varying flat-fading additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels with delayed channel state information (CSI) feedback to the transmitter and finite decoding delay constraints. Under a block-fading channel model, it is shown that a broadcast strategy maximizes the expected reliably received rate when the decoding delay constraint is one block and in certain cases when the delay constraint is two blocks. The latter requires a new analysis of underlying parallel Gaussian broadcast channels (GBCs) which are not degraded in the same direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-921
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Broadcast channel
  • Capacity versus outage
  • Composite channels
  • Decoding delay
  • Delay-limited capacity
  • Delayed channel feedback
  • Expected capacity
  • Fading channels
  • Nonergodic capacity
  • Superposition coding


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