Task-Based Quantization for Massive MIMO Channel Estimation

Nir Shlezinger, Yonina C. Eldar, Miguel R.D. Rodrigues

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Abstract

Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems are the focus of increasing research attention. In such setups, there is an urgent need to utilize simple low-resolution quantizers, due to power and memory constraints. In this work we study massive MIMO channel estimation with quantized measurements, when the quantization system is designed to minimize the channel estimation error, as opposed to the quantization distortion. We first consider vector quantization, and characterize the minimal error achievable. Next, we focus on practical systems utilizing scalar uniform quantizers, and design the analog and digital processing as well as the quantization dynamic range to optimize the channel estimation accuracy. Our results demonstrate that the resulting massive MIMO system which utilizes low-resolution scalar quantizers can approach the minimal estimation error dictated by rate-distortion theory, achievable using vector quantizers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4489-4493
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479981311
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 201917 May 2019

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Conference

Conference44th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period12/05/1917/05/19

Keywords

  • Massive MIMO
  • quantization

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