Heuristic methods for designing unimodular code sequences with performance guarantees

Shankarachary Ragi, Edwin K.P. Chong, Hans Mittelmann

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

We develop polynomial-time heuristic methods to solve unimodular quadratic programming (UQP) approximately, which is known to be NP-hard. In the UQP framework, we maximize a quadratic function of a vector of complex variables with unit modulus. Several problems in active sensing and wireless communication applications boil down to UQP. With this motivation, we present two new heuristic methods with polynomial complexity to solve the UQP approximately. The first method is called dominant-eigenvector-matching; here the solution is picked that matches the complex arguments of the dominant eigenvector of the Hermitian matrix in the UQP formulation. We also provide a performance guarantee for this method. The second heuristic method, a greedy strategy, is shown to provide a performance guarantee of (1 - 1/e) with respect to the optimal objective value given that the objective function possesses a property called string submodularity. We also present results from simulations to demonstrate the performance of these heuristic methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3221-3225
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041176
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2017Mar 9 2017

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period3/5/173/9/17

Keywords

  • Unimodular codes
  • heuristic methods
  • radar codes
  • string submodularity
  • unimodular quadratic programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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