Finite-state Markov models are widely used for modeling wireless channels affected by a variety of non-idealities, ranging from shadowing to interference. In an industrial environment, the derivation of a Markov model based on the wireless communication physics can be prohibitive as it requires a complete knowledge of both the communication dynamics parameters and of the disturbances/interferers. In this work, a novel methodology is proposed to learn a Markov model of a fading channel via historical data of the signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR). Such methodology can be used to derive a Markov jump model of a wireless control network, and thus to design a stochastic optimal controller that takes into account the interdependence between the plant and the wireless channel dynamics. The proposed method is validated by comparing its prediction accuracy and control performance with those of a stationary finite-state Markov chain derived assuming perfect knowledge of the physical channel model and parameters of a WirelessHART point-to-point communication based on the IEEE-802.15.4 standard.

Learning markov models of fading channels in wireless control networks: A regression trees based approach

Florenzan Reyes L. F.;Smarra F.;D'Innocenzo A.
2021

Abstract

Finite-state Markov models are widely used for modeling wireless channels affected by a variety of non-idealities, ranging from shadowing to interference. In an industrial environment, the derivation of a Markov model based on the wireless communication physics can be prohibitive as it requires a complete knowledge of both the communication dynamics parameters and of the disturbances/interferers. In this work, a novel methodology is proposed to learn a Markov model of a fading channel via historical data of the signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR). Such methodology can be used to derive a Markov jump model of a wireless control network, and thus to design a stochastic optimal controller that takes into account the interdependence between the plant and the wireless channel dynamics. The proposed method is validated by comparing its prediction accuracy and control performance with those of a stationary finite-state Markov chain derived assuming perfect knowledge of the physical channel model and parameters of a WirelessHART point-to-point communication based on the IEEE-802.15.4 standard.
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