Sensory Data Assisted Downlink Channel Prediction for Massive MIMO

Yuwen Yang, Feifei Gao, Chengwen Xing, Jianping An, Ahmed Alkhateeb

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Existing deep learning (DL) based downlink channel prediction algorithms for frequency division duplex (FDD) massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems mainly utilize single-source sensing information, e.g., the uplink channels, to predict the downlink channels. With the aid of multi-source sensing information (MSI) in communication systems, this paper explores deep multimodal learning (DML) technologies to improve the accuracy of downlink channel prediction. By leveraging various modality combinations and fusion levels, we design several DML based architectures for downlink channel prediction, which can also be easily extended to other communication problems like beam prediction. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed DML based architectures can effectively exploit the constructive and complementary information of multimodal sensory data, thus achieving better performance than existing works.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728171227
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: Jun 14 2021Jun 23 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021
CityVirtual, Online

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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