ViWi Vision-Aided mmWave Beam Tracking: Dataset, Task, And Baseline Solutions

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PubDate: Feb 2020

Teams: Arizona State University

Writers: Muhammad Alrabeiah, Jayden Booth, Andrew Hredzak, Ahmed Alkhateeb

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Vision-aided wireless communication is motivated by the recent advances in deep learning and computer vision as well as the increasing dependence on line-of-sight links in millimeter wave (mmWave) and terahertz systems. By leveraging vision, this new research direction enables an interesting set of new capabilities such as vision-aided mmWave beam and blockage prediction, proactive hand-off, and resource allocation among others. These capabilities have the potential of reliably supporting highly-mobile applications such as vehicular/drone communications and wireless virtual/augmented reality in mmWave and terahertz systems. Investigating these interesting applications, however, requires the development of special dataset and machine learning tasks. Based on the Vision-Wireless (ViWi) dataset generation framework [1], this paper develops an advanced and realistic scenario/dataset that features multiple base stations, mobile users, and rich dynamics. Enabled by this dataset, the paper defines the vision-wireless mmWave beam tracking task (ViWi-BT) and proposes a baseline solution that can provide an initial benchmark for the future ViWi-BT algorithms.

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