In this paper, we present a new approach for beam alignment in millimeter wave high speed train systems. The core idea of our approach is using Bayesian multi-armed bandit in the beam search process. In the proposed method, by approximating the signal on each beam direction as a Gaussian random variable, we update the posterior mean and variance once the beam direction is searched. With the obtained posterior mean and variance, we compute the upper and the lower confidence bounds, by which we identify the beam candidate to be searched in the next time. By selecting one whose confidence gap is large, we explore the beam direction that includes large amount of uncertainty, i.e., not much explored yet. Using this method, we also analyze the regret bound. Via simulation, we demonstrate the proposed Bayesian bandit learning approach provides better performance compared to other methods in terms of the beam alignment probability.
|Title of host publication||2020 IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2020-Fall - Proceedings|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Nov|
|Event||92nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2020-Fall - Virtual, Victoria, Canada|
Duration: 2020 Nov 18 → …
|Name||IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference|
|Conference||92nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2020-Fall|
|Period||20/11/18 → …|
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work was supported by Institute of Information & communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No.20190-01460).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics