Optimization of Element Positions for Direction Finding with Sparse Arrays
Paper in proceedings, 2001

Sparse arrays are attractive for Direction-Of-Arrival (DOA) estimation since they can provide accurate estimates at a low cost. A problem of great interest in this matter is to determine the element positions that yield the best DOA estimation performance. A major difficulty with this problem is to define a suitable performance measure to optimize. In this paper, a novel criterion is proposed for optimizing element positions. The ambiguity threshold of the Weiss-Weinstein Bound (WWB) is used to optimize the element positions of a sparse linear array. The array obtained from the optimization is compared with some other sparse array structures that have been proposed in the literature.

Author

Fredrik Athley

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Proc. 11th IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, Singapore

516-519

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

ISBN

0-7803-7011-2

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10/8/2017