SOURCE IEEE GLOBECOM 2018,
Timely and accurate knowledge of channel state information (CSI) is necessary to support scheduling operations at both physical and network layers. In order to support pilotfree channel estimation in cell sleeping scenarios, we propose to adopt a channel database that stores the CSI as a function of geographic locations. Such a channel database is generated from historical user records, which usually can not cover all the locations in the cell. Therefore, we develop a two-step
interpolation method to infer the channels at the uncovered locations. The method firstly applies the K-nearest-neighbor method to form a coarse database and then refines it with a deep convolutional neural network. When applied to the channel data generated by ray tracing software, our method shows a great advantage in performance over the conventional interpolation methods.