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See detailMM-Based Solution for Partially Connected Hybrid Transceivers with Large Scale Antenna Arrays
Arora, Aakash UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in Proc. 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) (in press)

In a mmWave multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication system employing a large-scale antenna array (LSAA), the hybrid transceivers are used to reduce the power consumption and the hardware cost ... [more ▼]

In a mmWave multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communication system employing a large-scale antenna array (LSAA), the hybrid transceivers are used to reduce the power consumption and the hardware cost. In a hybrid analog-digital (A/D) transceiver, the pre/post-processing operation splits into a lower-dimensional baseband (BB) pre/postcoder, followed by a network of analog phase shifters. Primarily two kinds of hybrid architectures are proposed in the literature to implement hybrid transceivers namely, the fully-connected and the partially-connected. Implementation of fully-connected architecture has higher hardware complexity, cost and power consumption in comparison with partially-connected. In this paper, we focus on partially-connected hybrid architecture and develop a low-complexity algorithm for transceiver design for a single user point-to-point mmWave MIMO system. The proposed algorithm utilizes the variable elimination (projection) and the minorization-maximization (MM) frameworks and has convergence guarantees to a stationary point. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm is easily scalable for LSAA systems and achieves significantly improved performance in terms of the spectral efficiency (SE) of the system compared to the state-of-the-art solution. [less ▲]

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See detailHybrid Transceivers Design for Large-Scale Antenna Arrays Using Majorization-Minimization Algorithms
Arora, Aakash UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (in press)

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See detailMajorization-Minimization Algorithms for Analog Beamforming with Large-Scale Antenna Arrays
Arora, Aakash UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in Proc. 7th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) 2019 (in press)

Beamforming with large-scale antenna arrays (LSAA) is one of the predominant operations in designing wireless communication systems. However, the implementation of a fully digital system significantly ... [more ▼]

Beamforming with large-scale antenna arrays (LSAA) is one of the predominant operations in designing wireless communication systems. However, the implementation of a fully digital system significantly increases the number of required radio-frequency (RF) chains, which may be prohibitive. Thus, analog beamforming based on a phase-shifting network driven by a variable gain amplifier (VGA) is a potential alternative technology. In this paper, we cast the beamforming vector design problem as a beampattern matching problem, with an unknown power gain. This is formulated as a unit-modulus least-squares (ULS) problem where the optimal gain of the VGA is also designed in addition to the beamforming vector. We also consider a scenario where the receivers have the additional processing capability to adjust the phases of the incoming signals to mitigate specular multipath components. We propose efficient majorization-minimization (MM) based algorithms with convergence guarantees to a stationary point for solving both variants of the proposed ULS problem. Numerical results verify the effectiveness of the proposed solution in comparison with the existing state-of-the-art techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailHybrid Analog-Digital Precoding Design for Satellite Systems
Arora, Aakash UL; Tsinos, Christos UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in Proc. 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC'19) (in press)

The work investigates the feasibility of massive MIMO in SatCom. Towards this, the necessary channel models, system parameters and scenarios are identified and a basic simulator developed. The work then ... [more ▼]

The work investigates the feasibility of massive MIMO in SatCom. Towards this, the necessary channel models, system parameters and scenarios are identified and a basic simulator developed. The work then considers an efficient implementation of the massive MIMO transmission through the use of hybrid analog/digital precoder. Efficient algorithmic solutions are proposed for the partially connected precoder architecture which enables efficiency in power/ hardware complexity and its performance evaluated. [less ▲]

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See detailOversampled DFT-Modulated Biorthogonal Filter Banks: Perfect Reconstruction Designs and Multiplierless Approximations
Alves Martins, Wallace UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. II, Express Briefs (in press)

We propose a novel methodology for designing oversampled discrete Fourier transform-modulated uniform filter banks. The analysis prototype is designed as a Nyquist filter, whereas the synthesis prototype ... [more ▼]

We propose a novel methodology for designing oversampled discrete Fourier transform-modulated uniform filter banks. The analysis prototype is designed as a Nyquist filter, whereas the synthesis prototype is designed to guarantee perfect reconstruction (PR) considering oversampling. The resulting optimization problem fits into the disciplined convex programming framework, as long as some convex objective function is employed, as the minimization of either the stop-band energy or the maximum deviation from a desired response. The methodology also accounts for near-PR multiplierless approximations of the prototype analysis and synthesis filters, whose coefficients are obtained in the sum-of-power-of-two (SOPOT) space. The quantized coefficients are computed using successive approximation of vectors, which is able to yield filters with a reduced number of SOPOT coefficients in a computationally efficient manner. The proposed methodology is especially appealing for supporting actual hardware deployments, such as modern digital transparent processors to be used in next-generation satellite payloads. [less ▲]

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See detailLocalization Performance of 1-Bit Passive Radars in NB-IoT Applications
Sedighi, Saeid UL; Mishra, Kumar Vijay; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in Sedighi, Saeid; Mishra, Kumar Vijay; Shankar, Bhavani (Eds.) et al Localization Performance of 1-Bit Passive Radars in NB-IoT Applications (2019, December 14)

Location-based services form an important use-case in emerging narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) networks. Critical to this offering is an accurate estimation of the location without overlaying the ... [more ▼]

Location-based services form an important use-case in emerging narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) networks. Critical to this offering is an accurate estimation of the location without overlaying the network with additional active sensors. The massive number of devices, low power requirement, and low bandwidths restrict the sampling rates of NB-IoT receivers. In this paper, we propose a novel low-complexity approach for NB-IoT target delay estimation in cases where one-bit analog-to-digital-converters (ADCs) are employed to sample the received radar signal instead of high-resolution ADCs. This problem has potential applications in the design of inexpensive NB-IoT radar and sensing devices. We formulate the target estimation as a multivariate fractional optimization problem and solve it via Lasserre's semi-definite program relaxation. Numerical experiments suggest feasibility of the proposed approach yielding high localization accuracy with a very low number of 1-bit samples. [less ▲]

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See detailJoint Scheduling and Precoding for Frame-Based Multigroup Multicasting in Satellite Communications
Bandi, Ashok UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in Bandi, Ashok; Shankar, Bhavani; Chatzinotas, Symeon (Eds.) et al Joint Scheduling and Precoding for Frame-Based Multigroup Multicasting in Satellite Communications (2019, December 09)

Recent satellite standards enforce the coding of multiple users’ data in a frame. This transmission strategy mimics the well-known physical layer multigroup multicasting (MGMC). However, typical beam ... [more ▼]

Recent satellite standards enforce the coding of multiple users’ data in a frame. This transmission strategy mimics the well-known physical layer multigroup multicasting (MGMC). However, typical beam coverage with a large number of users and limited frame length lead to the scheduling of only a few users. Moreover, in emerging aggressive frequency reuse systems, scheduling is coupled with precoding. This is addressed in this work, through the joint design of scheduling and precoding for frame-based MGMC satellite systems. This aim is formulated as the maximization of the sum-rate under per beam power constraint and minimum SINR requirement of scheduled users. Further, a framework is proposed to transform the non-smooth SR objective with integer scheduling and nonconvex SINR constraints as a difference-of-convex problem that facilitates the joint update of scheduling and precoding. Therein, an efficient convex-concave procedure based algorithm is proposed. Finally, the gains (up to 50%) obtained by the jointed design over state-of-the-art methods is shown through Monte-Carlo simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimum Design for Sparse FDA-MIMO Automotive Radar
Sedighi, Saeid UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Mishra, Kumar Vijay et al

in Sedighi, Saeid; Shankar, Bhavani; Mishra, Kumar Vijay (Eds.) et al Optimum Design for Sparse FDA-MIMO Automotive Radar (2019, November 03)

Automotive radars usually employ multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna arrays to achieve high azimuthal resolution with fewer elements than a phased array. Despite this advantage, hardware costs ... [more ▼]

Automotive radars usually employ multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antenna arrays to achieve high azimuthal resolution with fewer elements than a phased array. Despite this advantage, hardware costs and desired radar size limits the usage of more antennas in the array. Similar trade-off is encountered while attempting to achieve high range resolution which is limited by the signal bandwidth. However, nowadays given the demand for spectrum from communications services, wide bandwidth is not readily available. To address these issues, we propose a sparse variant of Frequency Diverse Array MIMO (FDA-MIMO) radar which enjoys the benefits of both FDA and MIMO techniques, including fewer elements, decoupling, and efficient joint estimation of target parameters. We then employ the Cram\'{e}r-Rao bound for angle and range estimation as a performance metric to design the optimal antenna placement and carrier frequency offsets for the transmit waveforms. Numerical experiments suggest that the performance of sparse FDA-MIMO radar is very close to the conventional FDA-MIMO despite 50\% reduction in the bandwidth and antenna elements. [less ▲]

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See detailA New Optimization Tool for Mega-Constellation Design and its Application to Trunking Systems
Kisseleff, Steven UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Spano, Danilo UL et al

in 37th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), Japan, October 2019 (2019, November)

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See detailA Joint Solution for Scheduling and Precoding in Multiuser MISO Downlink Channels
Bandi, Ashok UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Chatzinotas, Symeon UL et al

in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2019)

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See detailToward Millimeter-Wave Joint Radar Communications: A Signal Processing Perspective
Mishra, Kumar Vijay; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Koivunen, Visa et al

in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2019), 36(5), 100-114

Synergistic design of communications and radar systems with common spectral and hardware resources is heralding a new era of efficiently utilizing a limited radio-frequency (RF) spectrum. Such a joint ... [more ▼]

Synergistic design of communications and radar systems with common spectral and hardware resources is heralding a new era of efficiently utilizing a limited radio-frequency (RF) spectrum. Such a joint radar communications (JRC) model has advantages of low cost, compact size, less power consumption, spectrum sharing, improved performance, and safety due to enhanced information sharing. Today, millimeter-wave (mmwave) communications have emerged as the preferred technology for short distance wireless links because they provide transmission bandwidth that is several gigahertz wide. This band is also promising for short-range radar applications, which benefit from the high-range resolution arising from large transmit signal bandwidths. Signal processing techniques are critical to the implementation of mm-wave JRC systems. Major challenges are joint waveform design and performance criteria that would optimally trade off between communications and radar functionalities. Novel multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) signal processing techniques are required because mm-wave JRC systems employ large antenna arrays. There are opportunities to exploit recent advances in cognition, compressed sensing, and machine learning to reduce required resources and dynamically allocate them with low overheads. This article provides a signal processing perspective of mm-wave JRC systems with an emphasis on waveform design. [less ▲]

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See detailClosed Form Discrete Unimodular MIMO Waveform Design Using Block Circulant Decomposition
Hammes, Christian UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

Poster (2019, April 22)

This paper deals with the waveform design under the constraint of discrete multiphase unimodular sequences. It relies on Block Circulant decomposition of the slow-time transmitted waveform. The presented ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the waveform design under the constraint of discrete multiphase unimodular sequences. It relies on Block Circulant decomposition of the slow-time transmitted waveform. The presented closed-form solution is capable of designing orthogonal signals, such that the virtual MIMO paradigm is enabled leading to enhanced angular resolution. On the other hand, the proposed method is also capable of approximating any desired radiation pattern within the physical limits of the transmitted array size. Simulation results prove the effectiveness in terms computational complexity, orthogonal signal design and the transmit beam pattern design under constant modulus constraint. [less ▲]

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See detailRobust Precoding Techniques for Multibeam Mobile Satellite Systems
Joroughi, Vahid UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Maleki, Sina UL et al

in 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (2019, April)

This paper presents designing precoding technique at the gateway of a multibeam mobile satellite systems, enabling full frequency reuse pattern among the beams. Such a system brings in two critical ... [more ▼]

This paper presents designing precoding technique at the gateway of a multibeam mobile satellite systems, enabling full frequency reuse pattern among the beams. Such a system brings in two critical challenges to overcome. The inter-beam interference makes applying interference mitigation techniques necessary. Further, when the user terminals are mobile the Channel State Information (CSI) becomes time-varying which is another challenge to overcome. Therefore, the gateway has only access to an outdated CSI, which can eventually limit the precoding gains. In this way, employing a proper CSI estimation mechanism at the gateway can improve the performance of the precoding scheme. In this context, the objectives of this paper are two folds. First, we present different CSI feedback mechanisms which aim at preserving a lower CSI variations at the gateway. Then, we develop the corresponding precoding schemes which are adapted with the proposed CSI feedback mechanisms. To keep the complexity of the proposed precoding schemes affordable, we consider a maritime communication scenario so that the signals received by mobile user terminals suffer from a lower pathloss compared to the Land Mobile communication. Finally, we provide several simulations results in order to evaluate the performance of the proposed precoding techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailDeploying Dynamic On-Board Signal Processing Schemes for Multibeam Satellite Systems
Joroughi, Vahid UL; Kibria, Mirza UL; Lagunas, Eva UL et al

in Deploying Dynamic On-Board Signal Processing Schemes for Multibeam Satellite Systems (2019)

This paper designs dynamic on-board signal processing schemes in a multiple gateway multibeam satellite system where full frequency reuse pattern is considered among the beams and feeds. In particular, we ... [more ▼]

This paper designs dynamic on-board signal processing schemes in a multiple gateway multibeam satellite system where full frequency reuse pattern is considered among the beams and feeds. In particular, we deploy on-board Joint Precoding, Feed selection and Signal switching mechanism (JPFS) so that the following advantages are realized, I) No need of Channel State Information (CSI) exchange among the gateways and satellite, since the performance of precoding is highly sensitive to the quality of CSI, II) In case one gateway fails, rerouting signals through other gateways can be applied without any extra signal processing, III) Properly selecting on-board feed/s to serve each user which generates maximum gain toward corresponding user, IV) Flexibly switching the signals received from the gateways to requested users where each user can dynamically request traffic from any gateway, and V) Multiple user with multiple traffic streams can be dynamically served at each beam. However, deploying such JPFS architecture imposes high complexity to the satellite payload. To tackle this issue, this study aims at deploying JPFS that can provide affordable complexity at the payload. In addition, while increasing the data demand imposes extensive bandwidth resources requirement in the feeder link, the proposed JPFS design works efficiently with available feeder link resources even if the data demand increases. The proposed design is evaluated with a close-to-real beam pattern and the latest broadband communication standard for satellite communications. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Asymptotically Efficient Weighted Least Squares Estimator for Co-Array-Based DoA Estimation
Sedighi, Saeid UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Ottersten, Björn UL

in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2019)

Co-array-based Direction of Arrival (DoA) estimation using Sparse Linear Arrays (SLAs) has recently gained considerable interest in array processing thanks to its capability of providing enhanced degrees ... [more ▼]

Co-array-based Direction of Arrival (DoA) estimation using Sparse Linear Arrays (SLAs) has recently gained considerable interest in array processing thanks to its capability of providing enhanced degrees of freedom. Although the literature presents a variety of estimators in this context, none of them are proven to be statistically efficient. This work introduces a novel estimator for the co-array-based DoA estimation employing the Weighted Least Squares (WLS) method. An analytical expression for the large sample performance of the proposed estimator is derived. Then, an optimal weighting is obtained so that the asymptotic performance of the proposed WLS estimator coincides with the Cram\'{e}r-Rao Bound (CRB), thereby ensuring asymptotic statistical efficiency of resulting WLS estimator. This implies that the proposed WLS estimator has a significantly better performance compared to existing methods. Numerical simulations are provided to validate the analytical derivations and corroborate the improved performance. [less ▲]

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See detailSignal Processing for high Throughput Satellite Systems: Challenges for new interference Limited Scenarios
Pérez-Neira, Ana L.; Vazquez, Miguel Angel; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in Signal Processing (2019)

The field of satellite communications is enjoying a renewed interest in the global telecom market, and very high throughput satellites (V/HTS), with their multiple spot-beams, are key for delivering the ... [more ▼]

The field of satellite communications is enjoying a renewed interest in the global telecom market, and very high throughput satellites (V/HTS), with their multiple spot-beams, are key for delivering the future rate demands. In this article, the state-of-the-art and open research challenges of signal processing techniques for V/HTS systems are presented for the first time, with focus on novel approaches for efficient interference mitigation. The main signal processing topics for the ground, satellite, and user segment are addressed. Also, the critical components for the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks are studied, such as cognitive satellite systems and satellite-terrestrial backhaul for caching. All the reviewed techniques are essential in empowering satellite systems to support the increasing demands of the upcoming generation of communication networks. [less ▲]

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See detailDesigning MPSK Sequences and Doppler Filter Bank in Cognitive Radar Systems
Raei, Ehsan UL; Alaeekerahroodi, Mohammad UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in International Radar Conference, france, Toulon 23-27 September, 2019 (2019)

In this paper, we propose an attractive method to jointly design discrete phase radar sequence and receive filter bank with the aim of enhancing Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR) in a ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we propose an attractive method to jointly design discrete phase radar sequence and receive filter bank with the aim of enhancing Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR) in a cognitive radar system. Towards this, we consider maximizing the worst case SINR at the output of the filter bank when transmitting M-ary Phase Shift Keying (MPSK) sequences, an exercise hitherto not considered. This maximization results in a max-min optimization problem that is multi-variable and non-convex, where we propose an efficient algorithm based on the Coordinate Descent (CD) framework to address it. The gains demonstrated by the proposed algorithm over the state of the art as well as its discrete phase property render the designed sequences attractive for hardware implementation while enabling efficient utilization of transmit power. [less ▲]

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See detailSignal Processing for High-Throughput Satellites: Challenges in New Interference-Limited Scenarios
Perez, Ana; Vazquez, Miguel; Shankar, Bhavani UL et al

in IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2019)

The field of satellite communications (SatCom) is enjoying renewed attention in the global telecommunications market, and high-throughput satellites, with their multiple spot beams, are critical ... [more ▼]

The field of satellite communications (SatCom) is enjoying renewed attention in the global telecommunications market, and high-throughput satellites, with their multiple spot beams, are critical components for delivering the rates that will be demanded in the future. In this article, we present the state of the art and the open research challenges in the area of high-throughput satellites, with a focus on signal processing approaches for efficient interference mitigation. [less ▲]

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See detailRobust Precoding and Beamforming in a Multiple Gateway Multibeam Satellite System
Joroughi, Vahid UL; Shankar, Bhavani UL; Maleki, Sina UL et al

in Robust Precoding and Beamforming in a Multiple Gateway Multibeam Satellite System (2018, December)

This paper aims to design joint precoding and onboard beamforming at a multiple gateway multibeam satellite system. Full frequency reuse pattern is considered among the beams and each gateway serves a ... [more ▼]

This paper aims to design joint precoding and onboard beamforming at a multiple gateway multibeam satellite system. Full frequency reuse pattern is considered among the beams and each gateway serves a cluster of adjacent beams such that multiple clusters are served through a set of gateways. However, two issues are required to be addressed. First, the interference in both user and feeder links is the bottleneck of the whole system and employing interference mitigation techniques is essential. Second, as the data demand increases, the ground and space segments should employ extensive bandwidth resources in the feeder link accordingly. This entails embedding an extra number of gateways aiming to support a fair balance between the increasing demand and the corresponding required feeder link resources. To tackle these problems, this paper studies the impact of employing a joint multiple gateway architecture and on-board beamforming scheme. It is shown that by properly designing the on-board beamforming scheme, the number of gateways can be kept affordable even if the data demand increases. The proposed beamforming scheme can partially mitigate the interference in the user link. While the user and feeder link channels vary over time, this paper focuses on designing fixed beamforming which is sufficiently robust to the variations in both channels, leading to keep payload complexity low. Moreover, Zero Forcing precoding technique is employed at the gateways to reject the interference in the feeder links as well as it helps the proposed fixed on-board beamforming by partially equalizing the interference in user link. [less ▲]

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