Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Sparse Variational Bayesian SAGE Algorithm With Application to the Estimation of Multipath Wireless Channels

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Shutin, D. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ, USA ; Fleury, B.H.

In this paper, we develop a sparse variational Bayesian (VB) extension of the space-alternating generalized expectation-maximization (SAGE) algorithm for the high resolution estimation of the parameters of relevant multipath components in the response of frequency and spatially selective wireless channels. The application context of the algorithm considered in this contribution is parameter estimation from channel sounding measurements for radio channel modeling purpose. The new sparse VB-SAGE algorithm extends the classical SAGE algorithm in two respects: i) by monotonically minimizing the variational free energy, distributions of the multipath component parameters can be obtained instead of parameter point estimates and ii) the estimation of the number of relevant multipath components and the estimation of the component parameters are implemented jointly. The sparsity is achieved by defining parametric sparsity priors for the weights of the multipath components. We revisit the Gaussian sparsity priors within the sparse VB-SAGE framework and extend the results by considering Laplace priors. The structure of the VB-SAGE algorithm allows for an analytical stability analysis of the update expression for the sparsity parameters. This analysis leads to fast, computationally simple, yet powerful, adaptive selection criteria applied to the single multipath component considered at each iteration. The selection criteria are adjusted on a per-component-SNR basis to better account for model mismatches, e.g., diffuse scattering, calibration and discretization errors, allowing for a robust extraction of the relevant multipath components. The performance of the sparse VB-SAGE algorithm and its advantages over conventional channel estimation methods are demonstrated in synthetic single-input-multiple-output (SIMO) time-invariant channels. The algorithm is also applied to real measurement data in a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) time-invariant context.

Published in:

Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

Aug. 2011

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.