AdaBoost-Based Efficient Channel Estimation and Data Detection in One-Bit Massive MIMO

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The use of one-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) has been considered as a viable alternative to high resolution counterparts in realizing and commercializing massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems. However, the issue of discarding the amplitude information by one-bit quantizers has to be compensated. Thus, carefully tailored methods need to be developed for one-bit channel estimation and data detection as the conventional ones cannot be used. To address these issues, the problems of one-bit channel estimation and data detection for MIMO orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) system that operates over uncorrelated frequency selective channels are investigated here. We first develop channel estimators that exploit Gaussian discriminant analysis (GDA) classifier and approximate versions of it as the so-called weak classifiers in an adaptive boosting (AdaBoost) approach. Particularly, the combination of the approximate GDA classifiers with AdaBoost offers the benefit of scalability with the linear order of computations, which is critical in massive MIMO-OFDM systems. We then take advantage of the same idea for proposing the data detectors. Numerical results validate the efficiency of the proposed channel estimators and data detectors compared to other methods. They show comparable/better performance to that of the state-of-the-art methods, but require dramatically lower computational complexities and run times.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 May 2024
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • AdaBoost
  • channel estimation
  • Channel estimation
  • Computational complexity
  • data detection
  • Detectors
  • frequency selective channel
  • Massive MIMO
  • massive MIMO-OFDM
  • OFDM
  • One-bit ADC
  • Training
  • Vectors


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