Performance of MUSIC and ESPRIT for Joint Estimation of DOA and Angular Spread in Slow Fading Environment

Jung-Sik JEONG
Jun-ichi TAKADA
Kiyomichi ARAKI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B    No.5    pp.972-977
Publication Date: 2002/05/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Wireless Communications Issue)
DOA,  angular spread,  local scattering,  MUSIC,  ESPRIT,  

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It is known that MUSIC and ESPRIT algorithms can estimate simultaneously both the instantaneous Direction of Arrival (DOA) and the instantaneous Angular Spread (AS) in multiple scattering environments. These algorithms use the Extended Array Mode Vector (EAMV) with complex angle. The previous work evaluated the performance of those algorithms by comparing the estimated DOA and the estimated AS with the DOA and the AS given in the EAMV, which uses the first-order approximation. Thus, this evaluation method has not clearly reflected the estimation accuracy of MUSIC and ESPRIT. This paper presents the joint estimation performance of MUSIC and ESPRIT by introducing the criteria for evaluation. For this, the spatial signature (SS) is reconstructed from the estimates of the DOA and the AS, and compared to the true SS in the meaning of data fitting.