Séminaire ICI : Samir M. Perlaza

Titre du séminaire et orateur

Fundamental Limits of Simultaneous Energy and Information Transmission.

Samir M. Perlaza, INRIA Lyon.

Date et lieu

Jeudi 18 mai 2017, 11h.

ENSEA, salle 384.


In this talk, 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. Furthermore, the fundamental limits on the individual and sum- rates given a minimum energy rate ensured at an energy harvester are also characterized. In the case without feedback, an achievability scheme based on power-splitting and successive interference cancellation 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. Finally, the energy transmission enhancement induced by the use of feedback is quantified. Feedback can at most double the energy transmission rate at high SNRs when the information transmission sum-rate is kept fixed at the sum-capacity of the G-MAC, but it has no effect at very low SNRs.


Samir M. Perlaza is a research scientist with the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), France, and a visiting research collaborator at the School of Applied Science at Princeton University (NJ, USA). He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Telecom Paris- Tech), Paris, France, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Previously, from 2008 to 2011, he was a Research Engineer at France Télécom - Orange Labs (Paris, France). He has held long-term academic appointments at the Alcatel-Lucent Chair in Flexible Radio at Supélec (Gif-sur-Yvette, France); at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) and at the University of Houston (Houston, TX). Dr. Perlaza has been distinguished by the European Commission with an Alban Fellowship in 2006 and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in 2015. He was also one of the recipients of the the Best Student Paper Award at Crowncom in 2009. His research interests lie in the overlap of signal processing, information theory, game theory and wireless communications.