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A New Approach to Adaptive DOA Estimation Based upon a Database Retrieval Technique
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications Vol.E83-B No.12 pp.2694-2701
Publication Date: 2000/12/20
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Antenna and Propagation
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In this paper, a new approach to adaptive direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation based upon a database retrieval technique is proposed. In this method, angles and signal powers are quantized, and a set of true correlation vectors of the array antenna input vectors for various combinations of the quantized angles and signal powers is stored in a database. The k-d tree is then selected as the data structure to facilitate range searching. Estimated a correlation vector, range searching is performed to retrieve several correlation vectors close to it from the k-d tree. The DOA and the signal power are estimated by taking the weighted average of angles and powers associated with the retrieved correlation vectors. Unlike the other high-resolution methods, this method requires no eigenvalue computation, thus allowing a fast computation. It is shown through simulation results that the processing speed of the proposed method is much faster than that of the root-MUSIC that requires the eigenvalue decomposition.