Deep learning based over-the-air channel estimation using a ZYNQ SDR platform
|Author:||Banerjee, Bhaskar1; Khan, Zaheer1; Lehtomäki, Janne1;|
1Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022061345982
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,
|Publish Date:|| 2022-06-13
Deep learning based channel estimation techniques have recently found an overwhelming interest owing to data-driven learning-based adaptability compared to conventional estimation techniques which rely on model-based approach. This paper exploits the availability of low cost software defined radio (SDR) devices to implement and test over-the-air (OTA) deep learning driven channel estimation solutions in realistic settings for 5G and beyond wireless communications. We have designed and implemented a ZYNQ SDR-based deep learning driven channel estimation platform which utilises real-world 5G new radio (NR) signals to develop and test the performance of a deep learning solution for wireless channel estimators. To this end, we have considered the time-frequency response of an OTA communication channel for single-input-single-output (SISO) and single-input-multiple-output (SIMO) networks under various line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight scenarios as a two-dimensional image. We have utilised convolutional deep learning technique for channel estimation. The main purpose is to use OTA samples obtained via the SDR platform to determine the unknown values of the channel response using known values at the pilot locations and evaluate performance compared to conventional technique. Our results show that the performance of the deep learning channel estimator using OTA data is as good as that of conventional methods with the flexibility to adapt based on data analytics of the time-varying nature of the channel.
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This work was supported in part by the Infotech Oulu through the framework of digital solutions in sensing and interactions, and in part by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship under Grant 318927.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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