Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory

Volume 9, issue 4

Coding Techniques for Repairability in Networked Distributed Storage Systems

This survey comprises a tutorial on traditional erasure codes and their applications to networked distributed storage systems (NDSS), followed by a survey of novel code families tailor made for better repairability in NDSS.
Volume 9, issue 2–3

Optimal Resource Allocation in Coordinated Multi-Cell Systems

The use of multiple antennas at base stations is a key component in the design of cellular communication systems that can meet high-capacity demands in the downlink. Under ideal conditions, the gain of employing multiple antennas is well-recognized: the data throughput increases linearly with the nu...
Volume 9, issue 1

Fundamental Performance Limits in Cross-layer Wireless Optimization: Throughput, Delay, and Energy

In recent years, one of the most significant developments in both the theory and practice of communication and networking has been the closer coupling between the design of physical-layer functionalities such as coding and modulation, and the design of higher-layer functionalities such as contention...