Evaluation of machine learning algorithms for automatic modulation recognition

Hazar M. A. , Odabaşioğlu N., Ensari T., Kavurucu Y.

22nd International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2015, İstanbul, Turkey, 9 - 12 November 2015, vol.9489, pp.208-215 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9489
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-26532-2_23
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-215


Automatic modulation recognition (AMR) becomes more important because of usable in advanced general-purpose communication such as cognitive radio as well as specific applications. Therefore, developments should be made for widely used modulation types; machine learning techniques should be tried for this problem. In this study, we evaluate performance of different machine learning algorithms for AMR. Specifically, we propose nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) technique and additionally we evaluate performance of artificial neural networks (ANN), support vector machines (SVM), random forest tree, k-nearest neighbor (k-NN), Hoeffding tree, logistic regression and Naive Bayes methods to obtain comparative results. These are most preferred feature extraction methods in the literature and they are used for a set of modulation types for general-purpose communication. We compare their recognition performance in accuracy metric. Additionally, we prepare and donate the first data set to University of California-Machine Learning Repository related with AMR.