Joint interference cancellation and signal detection using latent space representations in VAE

Wong, Ian, Jaward, Hisham, Baskaran, Visnu, Shiuan-Ni, Liang, Chee, Chong Hin and Sim, Moh Lim (2023) Joint interference cancellation and signal detection using latent space representations in VAE. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics. ISSN 0098-3063

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Land Mobile Radios (LMRs) are a two-way consumer radio communication system, popularly used for public safety operations. An unintentional strong far-out interfering signal causes the LMR receiver to be overloaded and reduces the gain of the weak desired signal. The conventional non-learning based methods to mitigate the effects of interference require prior knowledge of the interferer or additional filtering components at the RF front-end of the receiver. In this paper, we propose a novel data-driven unsupervised Deep Learning-based approach for joint interference detection, interference cancellation and signal detection of narrowband LMR signals that we refer to as DeepLMR. The DeepLMR uses a Variational Autoencoder (VAE)-based framework known as Recovery VAE (Re-VAE), with a Gumbel-Softmax distribution that encodes the input to a lower dimensional representation as the latent space representations. The latent space representations are sampled
from a categorical distribution and classified to the corresponding symbols of the transmitted signal. Experimental results with real-world signals distorted by a strong far-out interfering signal showed that our proposed DeepLMR architecture has bit error rate (BER) performance improvements as compared to the conventional frequency discriminator and other state-of-the-art Deep Learning-based architectures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Two-way consumer radio communication system, signal detection, radio frequency interference cancellation, Variational Autoencoder (VAE), Gumbel-Softmax distribution, unsupervised deep learning
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Hisham Jaward
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2023 12:08
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 12:35

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