Effect of Subarray Size on Direction Estimation of Coherent Cyclostationary Signals Based on Forward-Backward Linear Prediction

Jingmin XIN  Akira SANO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E85-A   No.8   pp.1807-1821
Publication Date: 2002/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Digital Signal Processing)
Category: Adaptive Signal Processing
Keyword: 
cyclostationarity,  directions-of-arrival estimation,  linear prediction,  spatial smoothing,  Taylor series expression,  

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Summary: 
The effect of subarray size (equal to the order of the prediction model plus one) on the estimation performance of a previously proposed forward-backward linear prediction (FBLP) based cyclic method is investigated. This method incorporates an overdetermined FBLP model with a subarray scheme and is used to estimate the directions-of-arrival (DOAs) of coherent cyclostationary signals impinging on a uniform linear array (ULA) from the corresponding polynomial or spectrum formed by the prediction coefficients. However, the decorrelation is obtained at the expense of a reduced working array aperture, as it is with the spatial smoothing (SS) technique. In this paper, an analytical expression of the mean-squared-error (MSE) of the spectral peak position is derived using the linear approximation for higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Then the subarray size that minimizes this approximate MSE is identified. The effect of subarray size on the DOA estimation is demonstrated and the theoretical analysis is substantiated through numerical examples.