TY - GEN

T1 - Binary energy harvesting channel with finite energy storage

AU - Tutuncuoglu, Kaya

AU - Ozel, Omur

AU - Yener, Aylin

AU - Ulukus, Sennur

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - We consider the capacity of an energy harvesting communication channel with a finite-sized battery. As an abstraction of this problem, we consider a system where energy arrives at the encoder in multiples of a fixed quantity, and the physical layer is modeled accordingly as a finite discrete alphabet channel based on this fixed quantity. Further, for tractability, we consider the case of binary energy arrivals into a unit-capacity battery over a noiseless binary channel. Viewing the available energy as state, this is a state-dependent channel with causal state information available only at the transmitter. Further, the state is correlated over time and the channel inputs modify the future states. We show that this channel is equivalent to an additive geometric-noise timing channel with causal information of the noise available at the transmitter. We provide a single-letter capacity expression involving an auxiliary random variable, and evaluate this expression with certain auxiliary random variable selection, which resembles noise concentration and lattice-type coding in the timing channel. We evaluate the achievable rates by the proposed auxiliary selection and extend our results to noiseless ternary channels.

AB - We consider the capacity of an energy harvesting communication channel with a finite-sized battery. As an abstraction of this problem, we consider a system where energy arrives at the encoder in multiples of a fixed quantity, and the physical layer is modeled accordingly as a finite discrete alphabet channel based on this fixed quantity. Further, for tractability, we consider the case of binary energy arrivals into a unit-capacity battery over a noiseless binary channel. Viewing the available energy as state, this is a state-dependent channel with causal state information available only at the transmitter. Further, the state is correlated over time and the channel inputs modify the future states. We show that this channel is equivalent to an additive geometric-noise timing channel with causal information of the noise available at the transmitter. We provide a single-letter capacity expression involving an auxiliary random variable, and evaluate this expression with certain auxiliary random variable selection, which resembles noise concentration and lattice-type coding in the timing channel. We evaluate the achievable rates by the proposed auxiliary selection and extend our results to noiseless ternary channels.

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U2 - 10.1109/ISIT.2013.6620495

DO - 10.1109/ISIT.2013.6620495

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84890373611

SN - 9781479904464

T3 - IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings

SP - 1591

EP - 1595

BT - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2013

T2 - 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2013

Y2 - 7 July 2013 through 12 July 2013

ER -