Analysis of deep learning based path loss prediction from satellite images Uydu görüntülerinden derin öǧrenme tabanli yol kaybi tahmini analizi

Alam M. Z., Ates H. F., Baykas T., GÜNTÜRK B. K.

29th IEEE Conference on Signal Processing and Communications Applications, SIU 2021, Virtual, Istanbul, Turkey, 9 - 11 June 2021 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu53274.2021.9478009
  • City: Virtual, Istanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Channel parameters estimation, deep CNNs, image classification
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Determining the channel model parameters of a wireless communication system, either by measurements or by running electromagnetic propagation simulations, is a time-consuming process. Any rapid deployment of network demands faster determination of at least major channel parameters. In this paper, we investigate the idea of using deep convolutional neural networks and satellite images for channel parameters (i.e., path loss exponent $n$ and shadowing factor sigma) prediction in a cellular network with aerial base stations. Specifically, we investigate the performance dependency of the method on three different factors: height of the transmitter antenna, quantization levels of the channel parameters and architectural design of CNN. The results presented in this paper show a high prediction accuracy of the channel parameters in real-time.