RU 2863, Subproject C1: Device Discovery and Beam Tracking

  • Berekovic, Mladen (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Kürner, Thomas (Principal Investigator (PI))

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Joint Research: Research Units/ Clinical Research Units

Project Details


In phase I of project C1 the investigations have been considering moving transceivers without taking into account human blockage, whereas the investigations on human blockage have assumed static transceivers. These two scenarios will be combined into a scenario with human blockage when one or both transceivers are on the move. The corresponding device discovery and beam searching algorithms considered in the second phase of C1 may exploit predictions of the movements for which Reinforcement Learning algorithms can be used. We will build on the results on human blockage investigated in project B1. The project will focus on three tasks taking into account the findings from phase I. In the first task we will enhance the device discovery and beam searching algorithms by applying Reinforcement Learning. In the second we will investigate software and hardware optimization and acceleration of the collected algorithms developed for device discovery based on algorithm-architecture co-design, which will require close cooperation of both PIs participating in this project. Based on these results we will explore ASIC concepts for Deep Learning inference accelerators in a third task.
Effective start/end date01.01.19 → …

Collaborative partners

  • Braunschweig Institute of Technology (Joint applicant, Co-PI) (lead)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Intelligent Systems

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 408-02 Communications, High-Frequency and Network Technology, Theoretical Electrical Engineering


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