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dc.contributor.authorKudupudi, Rajeshen
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-26T09:00:09Zen
dc.date.available2022-01-26T09:00:09Zen
dc.date.issued2022-01-25en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:33870en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/107922en
dc.description.abstractIn this work, we present different deep learning-based digital pre-distorters and compare them based on their performance towards improving the linearity of highly non-linear power amplifiers. The simulation results show that BiLSTM based DPDs work the best in terms of improving the linearity performance. We also compare two methodologies of direct learning and indirect learning to develop deep learning-based digital pre-distorters (DL-DPDs) models and evaluate their improvement on the linearity of Power Amplifiers (PA). We carry out a theoretical analysis on the differences between these training methodologies and verify their performance with simulation results on class-AB and class-F⁻¹ PAs. The simulation results show that both the learning methods lead to an improvement of more than 12 dB and 11dB in the linearity of class-AB and class-F⁻¹ PAs respectively, with indirect learning DL-DPD offering marginally better performance. Moreover, we compare the DL-DPD with memory polynomial models and show that using the former gives a significant improvement over the memory polynomials. Furthermore, we discuss the advantages of exploiting a BiLSTM based neural network architecture for designing direct/indirect DPDs. We demonstrate that BiLSTM DPD can be used to pre distort signals of any size without the drop in linearity. Moreover, based on the insights we develop a frequency domain loss using which further increased the linearity of the PA.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectDeep learning (Machine learning)en
dc.subjectDigital Pre-distortersen
dc.titleHigh performance Deep Learning based Digital Pre-distorters for RF Power Amplifiersen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairHa, Dong S.en
dc.contributor.committeechairHa, Sook Shinen
dc.contributor.committeememberYu, Guoqiangen
dc.description.abstractgeneralWireless communication devices have fundamentally changed the way we interact with people. This increased the user's reliance on communication devices and significantly grew the need for higher data rates and faster internet speeds. But one major obstacle inside the transmitter chain (antenna) with increasing the data rates is the power amplifier, which distorts the signals at these higher powers. This distortion will reduce the efficiency and reliability of communication systems, greatly decreasing the quality of communication. So, we developed a high-performance DPD using deep learning to combat this issue. In this paper, we compare different deep learning-based DPDs and analyze which offers better performance. We also contrast two training methodologies to learn these DL-DPDs, theoretically and with simulation to arrive at which method offers better performing DPDs. We do these experiments on two different types of power amplifiers, and signals of any length. We design a new loss function, such that optimizing it leads to better DL-DPDs.en


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