Generative Adversarial Estimation of Channel Covariance in Vehicular Millimeter Wave Systems

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Abstract

Enabling highly-mobile millimeter wave (mmWave) systems is challenging because of the huge training overhead associated with acquiring the channel knowledge or designing the narrow beams. Current mmWave beam training and channel estimation techniques do not normally make use of the prior beam training or channel estimation observations. Intuitively, though, the channel matrices are functions of the various elements of the environment. Learning these functions can dramatically reduce the training overhead needed to obtain the channel knowledge. In this paper, a novel solution that exploits machine learning tools, namely conditional generative adversarial networks (GAN), is developed to learn these functions between the environment and the channel covariance matrices. More specifically, the proposed machine learning model treats the covariance matrices as 2D images and learns the mapping function relating the uplink received pilots, which act as RF signatures of the environment, and these images. Simulation results show that the developed strategy efficiently predicts the covariance matrices of the large-dimensional mmWave channels with negligible training overhead.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2018
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1572-1576
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692189
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 19 2019
Event52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2018 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2018Oct 31 2018

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Conference

Conference52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period10/28/1810/31/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Li, X., Alkhateeb, A., & Tepedelenlioglu, C. (2019). Generative Adversarial Estimation of Channel Covariance in Vehicular Millimeter Wave Systems. In M. B. Matthews (Ed.), Conference Record of the 52nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2018 (pp. 1572-1576). [8645463] (Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers; Vol. 2018-October). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2018.8645463