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N. J. Myers, J. Kaleva, A. Tölli and R. W. Heath, "Message Passing-Based Link Configuration in Short Range Millimeter Wave Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 3465-3479, June 2020, doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2020.2973147

Message passing-based link configuration in short range millimeter wave systems

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Author: Myers, Nitin Jonathan1; Kaleva, Jarkko2; Tölli, Antti2;
Organizations: 1Wireless Networking and Communications Group, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 USA
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4500, FIN-90014, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-03-17


Millimeter wave (mmWave) communication in typical wearable and data center settings is short range. As the distance between the transmitter and the receiver in short range scenarios can be comparable to the length of the antenna arrays, the common far field approximation for the channel may not be applicable. As a result, dictionaries that result in a sparse channel representation in the far field setting may not be appropriate for short distances. In this paper, we develop a novel framework to exploit the structure in short range mmWave channels. The proposed method splits the channel into several subchannels for which the far field approximation can be applied. Then, the structure within and across different subchannels is leveraged using message passing. We show how information about the antenna array geometry can be used to design message passing factors that incorporate structure across successive subchannels. Simulation results indicate that our framework can be used to achieve better beam alignment with fewer channel measurements when compared to standard compressed sensing-based techniques that do not exploit structure across subchannels.

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Series: IEEE transactions on communications
ISSN: 0090-6778
ISSN-E: 1558-0857
ISSN-L: 0090-6778
Volume: 68
Issue: 6
Pages: 3465 - 3479
DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2020.2973147
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers NSF-CNS-1702800 and NSF CNS-1731658, and by the Academy of Finland under grant numbers 311741 and 318927 (6Genesis Flagship).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 311741
Detailed Information: 311741 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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