New Submission to IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory by Belhadj-Amor, Perlaza, Krikidis and Poor


In this paper, the fundamental limits of simultaneous information and energy transmission in the two-user Gaussian multiple access channel (G-MAC) with and without feedback are fully characterized. More specifically, all the achievable information and energy transmission rates (in bits per channel use and energy-units per channel use, respectively) are identified. In the case without feedback, an achievability scheme based on power-splitting and successive interference cancelation is shown to be optimal. Alternatively, in the case with feedback (G-MAC-F), a simple yet optimal achievability scheme based on power-splitting and Ozarow’s capacity achieving scheme is presented. Two of the most important observations in this work are: (a)  The information-energy capacity region of the G-MAC without feedback can be a proper subset of the information-energy capacity region of the G-MAC-F and (b)  Feedback can at most double the energy rate when the information transmission rate is kept fixed at the sum-capacity of the G-MAC.

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