Compressed Representation of High Dimensional Channels using Deep Generative Networks

Doshi A., Balevi E., Andrews J. G.

21st IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2020, Georgia, United States Of America, 26 - 29 May 2020, vol.2020-May identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2020-May
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/spawc48557.2020.9154297
  • City: Georgia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: Channel estimation, CS, GAN, MIMO
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


© 2020 IEEE.This paper proposes a novel compressed representation for high dimensional channel matrices obtained by optimization of the input to a deep generative network. Channel estimation using generative networks constrains the reconstructed channel to lie in the range of the generative model, which allows it to outperform conventional channel estimation techniques in the presence of limited number of pilots. It also eliminates the need for explicit knowledge of the sparsifying basis for mmWave multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) channel matrices, such as the DFT basis, and the associated compressed sensing based strategies for optimal choice of training precoders and combiners. Our approach significantly outperforms sparse signal recovery methods that employ Basis Pursuit Denoising(BPDN) algorithms for narrowband mmWave channel reconstruction.