Speeding up Training of Linear Predictors for Multi-Antenna Frequency-Selective Channels via Meta-Learning

Sangwoo Park, Osvaldo Simeone

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An efficient data-driven prediction strategy for multi-antenna frequency-selective channels must operate based on a small number of pilot symbols. This paper proposes novel channel-prediction algorithms that address this goal by integrating transfer and meta-learning with a reduced-rank parametrization of the channel. The proposed methods optimize linear predictors by utilizing data from previous frames, which are generally characterized by distinct propagation characteristics, in order to enable fast training on the time slots of the current frame. The proposed predictors rely on a novel long short-term decomposition (LSTD) of the linear prediction model that leverages the disaggregation of the channel into long-term space-time signatures and fading amplitudes. We first develop predictors for single-antenna frequency-flat channels based on transfer/meta-learned quadratic regularization. Then, we introduce transfer and meta-learning algorithms for LSTD-based prediction models that build on equilibrium propagation (EP) and alternating least squares (ALS). Numerical results under the 3GPP 5G standard channel model demonstrate the impact of transfer and meta-learning on reducing the number of pilots for channel prediction, as well as the merits of the proposed LSTD parametrization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1363
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


  • channel prediction
  • equilibrium propagation
  • meta-learning
  • multi-antenna frequency-selectivity


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