TR2019-134

Deep Learning Assisted User Identification in Massive Machine-Type Communications


    •  Liu, B., Wei, Z., Yuan, J., Pajovic, M., "Deep Learning Assisted User Identification in Massive Machine-Type Communications", IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), December 2019.
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      • @inproceedings{Liu2019dec,
      • author = {Liu, Bryan and Wei, Zhiqiang and Yuan, Jinhong and Pajovic, Milutin},
      • title = {Deep Learning Assisted User Identification in Massive Machine-Type Communications},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = dec,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-134}
      • }
  • Research Areas:

    Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing


In this paper, we propose a deep learning aided list approximate message passing (AMP) algorithm to further improve the user identification performance in massive machine type communications. A neural network is employed to identify a suspicious device which is most likely to be falsely alarmed during the first round of the AMP algorithm. The neural network returns the false alarm likelihood and it is expected to learn the unknown features of the false alarm event and the implicit correlation structure in the quantized pilot matrix. Then, via employing the idea of list decoding in the field of error control coding, we propose to enforce the suspicious device to be inactive in every iteration of the AMP algorithm in the second round. The proposed scheme can effectively combat the interference caused by the suspicious device and thus improve the user identification performance. Simulations demonstrate that the proposed algorithm improves the mean squared error performance of recovering the sparse unknown signals in comparison to the conventional AMP algorithm with the minimum mean squared error denoiser.