## 2014 |

## Inproceedings |

Cespedes, Javier; Olmos, Pablo M; Sanchez-Fernandez, Matilde; Perez-Cruz, Fernando Improved Performance of LDPC-Coded MIMO Systems with EP-based Soft-Decisions Inproceedings 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, pp. 1997–2001, IEEE, Honolulu, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4799-5186-4. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Approximation algorithms, Approximation methods, approximation theory, Channel Coding, channel decoder, communication complexity, complexity, Complexity theory, Detectors, encoding scheme, EP soft bit probability, EP-based soft decision, error statistics, expectation propagation, expectation-maximisation algorithm, expectation-propagation algorithm, Gaussian approximation, Gaussian channels, LDPC, LDPC coded MIMO system, Low Complexity receiver, MIMO, MIMO communication, MIMO communication systems, MIMO receiver, modern communication system, multiple input multiple output, parity check codes, per-antenna soft bit probability, posterior marginalization problem, posterior probability computation, QAM constellation, Quadrature amplitude modulation, radio receivers, signaling, spectral analysis, spectral efficiency maximization, symbol detection, telecommunication signalling, Vectors @inproceedings{Cespedes2014b, title = {Improved Performance of LDPC-Coded MIMO Systems with EP-based Soft-Decisions}, author = {Javier Cespedes and Pablo M Olmos and Matilde Sanchez-Fernandez and Fernando Perez-Cruz}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6875183}, isbn = {978-1-4799-5186-4}, year = {2014}, date = {2014-01-01}, booktitle = {2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory}, pages = {1997--2001}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Honolulu}, abstract = {Modern communications systems use efficient encoding schemes, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and high-order QAM constellations for maximizing spectral efficiency. However, as the dimensions of the system grow, the design of efficient and low-complexity MIMO receivers possesses technical challenges. Symbol detection can no longer rely on conventional approaches for posterior probability computation due to complexity. Marginalization of this posterior to obtain per-antenna soft-bit probabilities to be fed to a channel decoder is computationally challenging when realistic signaling is used. In this work, we propose to use Expectation Propagation (EP) algorithm to provide an accurate low-complexity Gaussian approximation to the posterior, easily solving the posterior marginalization problem. EP soft-bit probabilities are used in an LDPC-coded MIMO system, achieving outstanding performance improvement compared to similar approaches in the literature for low-complexity LDPC MIMO decoding.}, keywords = {Approximation algorithms, Approximation methods, approximation theory, Channel Coding, channel decoder, communication complexity, complexity, Complexity theory, Detectors, encoding scheme, EP soft bit probability, EP-based soft decision, error statistics, expectation propagation, expectation-maximisation algorithm, expectation-propagation algorithm, Gaussian approximation, Gaussian channels, LDPC, LDPC coded MIMO system, Low Complexity receiver, MIMO, MIMO communication, MIMO communication systems, MIMO receiver, modern communication system, multiple input multiple output, parity check codes, per-antenna soft bit probability, posterior marginalization problem, posterior probability computation, QAM constellation, Quadrature amplitude modulation, radio receivers, signaling, spectral analysis, spectral efficiency maximization, symbol detection, telecommunication signalling, Vectors}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } Modern communications systems use efficient encoding schemes, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and high-order QAM constellations for maximizing spectral efficiency. However, as the dimensions of the system grow, the design of efficient and low-complexity MIMO receivers possesses technical challenges. Symbol detection can no longer rely on conventional approaches for posterior probability computation due to complexity. Marginalization of this posterior to obtain per-antenna soft-bit probabilities to be fed to a channel decoder is computationally challenging when realistic signaling is used. In this work, we propose to use Expectation Propagation (EP) algorithm to provide an accurate low-complexity Gaussian approximation to the posterior, easily solving the posterior marginalization problem. EP soft-bit probabilities are used in an LDPC-coded MIMO system, achieving outstanding performance improvement compared to similar approaches in the literature for low-complexity LDPC MIMO decoding. |

## 2013 |

## Journal Articles |

Vazquez, Manuel A; Miguez, Joaquin User Activity Tracking in DS-CDMA Systems Journal Article IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 62 (7), pp. 3188–3203, 2013, ISSN: 0018-9545. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Activity detection, activity tracking, Bayes methods, Bayesian framework, Channel estimation, code division multiple access, code-division multiple access (CDMA), computer simulations, data detection, direct sequence code division multiple-access, DS-CDMA systems, Equations, joint channel and data estimation, joint channel estimation, Joints, MAP equalizers, Mathematical model, maximum a posteriori, MIMO communication, Multiaccess communication, multiple-input-multiple-output communication chann, multiuser communication systems, per-survivor processing (PSP), radio receivers, Receivers, sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods, time-varying number, time-varying parameter, Vectors, wireless channels @article{Vazquez2013a, title = {User Activity Tracking in DS-CDMA Systems}, author = {Manuel A Vazquez and Joaquin Miguez}, url = {http://www.tsc.uc3m.es/~jmiguez/papers/P39_2013_User Activity Tracking in DS-CDMA Systems.pdf http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6473922}, issn = {0018-9545}, year = {2013}, date = {2013-01-01}, journal = {IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology}, volume = {62}, number = {7}, pages = {3188--3203}, abstract = {In modern multiuser communication systems, users are allowed to enter or leave the system at any given time. Thus, the number of active users is an unknown and time-varying parameter, and the performance of the system depends on how accurately this parameter is estimated over time. The so-called problem of user identification, which consists of determining the number and identities of users transmitting in a communication system, is usually solved prior to, and hence independently of, that posed by the detection of the transmitted data. Since both problems are tightly connected, a joint solution is desirable. In this paper, we focus on direct-sequence (DS) code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems and derive, within a Bayesian framework, different receivers that cope with an unknown and time-varying number of users while performing joint channel estimation and data detection. The main feature of these receivers, compared with other recently proposed schemes for user activity detection, is that they are natural extensions of existing maximum a posteriori (MAP) equalizers for multiple-input-multiple-output communication channels. We assess the validity of the proposed receivers, including their reliability in detecting the number and identities of active users, by way of computer simulations.}, keywords = {Activity detection, activity tracking, Bayes methods, Bayesian framework, Channel estimation, code division multiple access, code-division multiple access (CDMA), computer simulations, data detection, direct sequence code division multiple-access, DS-CDMA systems, Equations, joint channel and data estimation, joint channel estimation, Joints, MAP equalizers, Mathematical model, maximum a posteriori, MIMO communication, Multiaccess communication, multiple-input-multiple-output communication chann, multiuser communication systems, per-survivor processing (PSP), radio receivers, Receivers, sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods, time-varying number, time-varying parameter, Vectors, wireless channels}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {article} } In modern multiuser communication systems, users are allowed to enter or leave the system at any given time. Thus, the number of active users is an unknown and time-varying parameter, and the performance of the system depends on how accurately this parameter is estimated over time. The so-called problem of user identification, which consists of determining the number and identities of users transmitting in a communication system, is usually solved prior to, and hence independently of, that posed by the detection of the transmitted data. Since both problems are tightly connected, a joint solution is desirable. In this paper, we focus on direct-sequence (DS) code-division multiple-access (CDMA) systems and derive, within a Bayesian framework, different receivers that cope with an unknown and time-varying number of users while performing joint channel estimation and data detection. The main feature of these receivers, compared with other recently proposed schemes for user activity detection, is that they are natural extensions of existing maximum a posteriori (MAP) equalizers for multiple-input-multiple-output communication channels. We assess the validity of the proposed receivers, including their reliability in detecting the number and identities of active users, by way of computer simulations. |

Koch, Tobias; Kramer, Gerhard On Noncoherent Fading Relay Channels at High Signal-to-Noise Ratio Journal Article IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 59 (4), pp. 2221–2241, 2013, ISSN: 0018-9448. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: channel capacity, Channel models, Fading, fading channels, MIMO communication, multiple-input single-output fading channel statis, noncoherent, noncoherent fading relay channel capacity, radio receiver, radio receivers, radio transmitter, radio transmitters, Receivers, relay channels, relay networks (telecommunication), Relays, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, SNR, statistics, time selective, Transmitters, Upper bound @article{Koch2013a, title = {On Noncoherent Fading Relay Channels at High Signal-to-Noise Ratio}, author = {Tobias Koch and Gerhard Kramer}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=6378474}, issn = {0018-9448}, year = {2013}, date = {2013-01-01}, journal = {IEEE Transactions on Information Theory}, volume = {59}, number = {4}, pages = {2221--2241}, abstract = {The capacity of noncoherent regular-fading relay channels is studied where all terminals are aware of the fading statistics but not of their realizations. It is shown that if the fading coefficient of the channel between the transmitter and the receiver can be predicted more accurately from its infinite past than the fading coefficient of the channel between the relay and the receiver, then at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the relay does not increase capacity. It is further shown that if the fading coefficient of the channel between the transmitter and the relay can be predicted more accurately from its infinite past than the fading coefficient of the channel between the relay and the receiver, then at high SNR, one can achieve communication rates that are within one bit of the capacity of the multiple-input single-output fading channel that results when the transmitter and the relay can cooperate.}, keywords = {channel capacity, Channel models, Fading, fading channels, MIMO communication, multiple-input single-output fading channel statis, noncoherent, noncoherent fading relay channel capacity, radio receiver, radio receivers, radio transmitter, radio transmitters, Receivers, relay channels, relay networks (telecommunication), Relays, Signal to noise ratio, signal-to-noise ratio, SNR, statistics, time selective, Transmitters, Upper bound}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {article} } The capacity of noncoherent regular-fading relay channels is studied where all terminals are aware of the fading statistics but not of their realizations. It is shown that if the fading coefficient of the channel between the transmitter and the receiver can be predicted more accurately from its infinite past than the fading coefficient of the channel between the relay and the receiver, then at high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the relay does not increase capacity. It is further shown that if the fading coefficient of the channel between the transmitter and the relay can be predicted more accurately from its infinite past than the fading coefficient of the channel between the relay and the receiver, then at high SNR, one can achieve communication rates that are within one bit of the capacity of the multiple-input single-output fading channel that results when the transmitter and the relay can cooperate. |

## 2010 |

## Inproceedings |

Achutegui, Katrin; Rodas, Javier; Escudero, Carlos J; Miguez, Joaquin A Model-Switching Sequential Monte Carlo Algorithm for Indoor Tracking with Experimental RSS Data Inproceedings 2010 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, pp. 1–8, IEEE, Zurich, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4244-5862-2. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Approximation methods, Computational modeling, Data models, generalized IMM system, GIMM approach, indoor radio, Indoor tracking, Kalman filters, maneuvering target motion, Mathematical model, model switching sequential Monte Carlo algorithm, Monte Carlo methods, multipath propagation, multiple model interaction, propagation environment, radio receivers, radio tracking, radio transmitters, random processes, Rao-Blackwellized sequential Monte Carlo tracking, received signal strength, RSS data, sensors, state space model, target position dependent data, transmitter-to-receiver distance, wireless technology @inproceedings{Achutegui2010, title = {A Model-Switching Sequential Monte Carlo Algorithm for Indoor Tracking with Experimental RSS Data}, author = {Katrin Achutegui and Javier Rodas and Carlos J Escudero and Joaquin Miguez}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5648053}, isbn = {978-1-4244-5862-2}, year = {2010}, date = {2010-01-01}, booktitle = {2010 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation}, pages = {1--8}, publisher = {IEEE}, address = {Zurich}, abstract = {In this paper we address the problem of indoor tracking using received signal strength (RSS) as position-dependent data. This type of measurements are very appealing because they can be easily obtained with a variety of (inexpensive) wireless technologies. However, the extraction of accurate location information from RSS in indoor scenarios is not an easy task. Due to the multipath propagation, it is hard to adequately model the correspondence between the received power and the transmitter-to-receiver distance. For that reason, we propose the use of a compound model that combines several sub-models, whose parameters are adjusted to different propagation environments. This methodology, called Interacting Multiple Models (IMM), has been used in the past either for modeling the motion of maneuvering targets or the relationship between the target position and the observations. Here, we extend its application to handle both types of uncertainty simultaneously and we refer to the resulting state-space model as a generalized IMM (GIMM) system. The flexibility of the GIMM approach is attained at the expense of an increase in the number of random processes that must be accurately tracked. To overcome this difficulty, we introduce a Rao-Blackwellized sequential Monte Carlo tracking algorithm that exhibits good performance both with synthetic and experimental data.}, keywords = {Approximation methods, Computational modeling, Data models, generalized IMM system, GIMM approach, indoor radio, Indoor tracking, Kalman filters, maneuvering target motion, Mathematical model, model switching sequential Monte Carlo algorithm, Monte Carlo methods, multipath propagation, multiple model interaction, propagation environment, radio receivers, radio tracking, radio transmitters, random processes, Rao-Blackwellized sequential Monte Carlo tracking, received signal strength, RSS data, sensors, state space model, target position dependent data, transmitter-to-receiver distance, wireless technology}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {inproceedings} } In this paper we address the problem of indoor tracking using received signal strength (RSS) as position-dependent data. This type of measurements are very appealing because they can be easily obtained with a variety of (inexpensive) wireless technologies. However, the extraction of accurate location information from RSS in indoor scenarios is not an easy task. Due to the multipath propagation, it is hard to adequately model the correspondence between the received power and the transmitter-to-receiver distance. For that reason, we propose the use of a compound model that combines several sub-models, whose parameters are adjusted to different propagation environments. This methodology, called Interacting Multiple Models (IMM), has been used in the past either for modeling the motion of maneuvering targets or the relationship between the target position and the observations. Here, we extend its application to handle both types of uncertainty simultaneously and we refer to the resulting state-space model as a generalized IMM (GIMM) system. The flexibility of the GIMM approach is attained at the expense of an increase in the number of random processes that must be accurately tracked. To overcome this difficulty, we introduce a Rao-Blackwellized sequential Monte Carlo tracking algorithm that exhibits good performance both with synthetic and experimental data. |

## 2009 |

## Journal Articles |

Murillo-Fuentes, Juan Jose; Perez-Cruz, Fernando Gaussian Process Regressors for Multiuser Detection in DS-CDMA Systems Journal Article IEEE Transactions on Communications, 57 (8), pp. 2339–2347, 2009, ISSN: 0090-6778. Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: analytical nonlinear multiuser detectors, code division multiple access, communication systems, Detectors, digital communication, digital communications, DS-CDMA systems, Gaussian process for regressi, Gaussian process regressors, Gaussian processes, GPR, Ground penetrating radar, least mean squares methods, maximum likelihood, maximum likelihood detection, maximum likelihood estimation, mean square error methods, minimum mean square error, MMSE, Multiaccess communication, Multiuser detection, nonlinear estimator, nonlinear state-ofthe- art solutions, radio receivers, Receivers, regression analysis, Support vector machines @article{Murillo-Fuentes2009, title = {Gaussian Process Regressors for Multiuser Detection in DS-CDMA Systems}, author = {Juan Jose Murillo-Fuentes and Fernando Perez-Cruz}, url = {http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=5201027}, issn = {0090-6778}, year = {2009}, date = {2009-01-01}, journal = {IEEE Transactions on Communications}, volume = {57}, number = {8}, pages = {2339--2347}, abstract = {In this paper we present Gaussian processes for Regression (GPR) as a novel detector for CDMA digital communications. Particularly, we propose GPR for constructing analytical nonlinear multiuser detectors in CDMA communication systems. GPR can easily compute the parameters that describe its nonlinearities by maximum likelihood. Thereby, no cross-validation is needed, as it is typically used in nonlinear estimation procedures. The GPR solution is analytical, given its parameters, and it does not need to solve an optimization problem for building the nonlinear estimator. These properties provide fast and accurate learning, two major issues in digital communications. The GPR with a linear decision function can be understood as a regularized MMSE detector, in which the regularization parameter is optimally set. We also show the GPR receiver to be a straightforward nonlinear extension of the linear minimum mean square error (MMSE) criterion, widely used in the design of these receivers. We argue the benefits of this new approach in short codes CDMA systems where little information on the users' codes, users' amplitudes or the channel is available. The paper includes some experiments to show that GPR outperforms linear (MMSE) and nonlinear (SVM) state-ofthe- art solutions.}, keywords = {analytical nonlinear multiuser detectors, code division multiple access, communication systems, Detectors, digital communication, digital communications, DS-CDMA systems, Gaussian process for regressi, Gaussian process regressors, Gaussian processes, GPR, Ground penetrating radar, least mean squares methods, maximum likelihood, maximum likelihood detection, maximum likelihood estimation, mean square error methods, minimum mean square error, MMSE, Multiaccess communication, Multiuser detection, nonlinear estimator, nonlinear state-ofthe- art solutions, radio receivers, Receivers, regression analysis, Support vector machines}, pubstate = {published}, tppubtype = {article} } In this paper we present Gaussian processes for Regression (GPR) as a novel detector for CDMA digital communications. Particularly, we propose GPR for constructing analytical nonlinear multiuser detectors in CDMA communication systems. GPR can easily compute the parameters that describe its nonlinearities by maximum likelihood. Thereby, no cross-validation is needed, as it is typically used in nonlinear estimation procedures. The GPR solution is analytical, given its parameters, and it does not need to solve an optimization problem for building the nonlinear estimator. These properties provide fast and accurate learning, two major issues in digital communications. The GPR with a linear decision function can be understood as a regularized MMSE detector, in which the regularization parameter is optimally set. We also show the GPR receiver to be a straightforward nonlinear extension of the linear minimum mean square error (MMSE) criterion, widely used in the design of these receivers. We argue the benefits of this new approach in short codes CDMA systems where little information on the users' codes, users' amplitudes or the channel is available. The paper includes some experiments to show that GPR outperforms linear (MMSE) and nonlinear (SVM) state-ofthe- art solutions. |