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Automated Creation of Beamformer-Based Optimum DOA Estimation Algorithm Using Genetic Algorithm
Shunsuke YOSHIMURA Hiroshi HIRAYAMA Nobuyoshi KIKUMA Kunio SAKAKIBARA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2012/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
array antenna, DOA estimation, genetic algorithm, genetic programming, Polish notation, combinatorial optimization,
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A novel method for automatically creating an optimum direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation algorithm for a given radio environment using a genetic algorithm (GA) is proposed. DOA estimation algorithms are generally described by parameters and operators. The performance of a DOA estimation algorithm is evaluated using root mean square error (RMSE) through computer simulations. A GA searches for the combination of parameters and operators that gives the lowest RMSE. Because a GA can treat only bit strings, Polish notation is used to convert bit strings into a DOA estimation algorithm. A computer simulation showed that the proposed method can create a new angle spectrum function. The created angle spectrum function has higher resolution than the Capon method.