Neural Network-based Channel Prediction and Its Performance in Multi-Antenna Systems

Wei Jiang, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall) - Proceedings. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-2018) August 27-30 Chicago United States IEEE 8/2018.


Channel state information (CSI) plays a vital role in fading-adaptive wireless systems, whereas acquired CSI is generally inaccurate due to feedback delay. Channel prediction that is able to forecast upcoming CSI provides a promising approach to tackle this problem. Exploiting the capability of time-series prediction in neural network, a fading channel predictor is proposed in this paper. Since the number of neurons in the input and output layers is tunable to adapt the number of antennas, the predictor well suits multi-antenna systems. Numerical results in antenna selection system reveal that a substantial performance gain can be achieved by applying channel prediction.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz