Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Massive MIMO Fingerprint-Based Positioning

Joao Vieira, Erik Leitinger, Muris Sarajlic, Xuhong Li, Fredrik Tufvesson

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This paper provides an initial investigation on the application of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for fingerprint-based positioning using measured massive MIMO channels. When represented in appropriate domains, massive MIMO channels have a sparse structure which can be efficiently learned by CNNs for positioning purposes. We evaluate the positioning accuracy of state-of-the-art CNNs with channel fingerprints generated from a channel model with a rich clustered structure: the COST 2100 channel model. We find that moderately deep CNNs can achieve fractional-wavelength positioning accuracies, provided that an enough representative data set is available for training.
Original languageEnglish e-Print archive
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2017


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