Joint direction finding and propagation delay estimation in the presence of mutual coupling

Chun Hung Lin, Wen Hsien Fang, Van Khang Vu, Yie Tarng Chen

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In this paper we propose a Multiple-SIgnal- Classification (MUSIC) based algorithm for joint direction finding and delay estimation of the impinging rays in the presence of antenna mutual coupling. We show that with the addition of auxiliary sensors on both sides of the antenna array the algorithm developed earlier can be extended to this scenario. The new algorithm also consists of three stages of the one-dimensional (1- D) MUSIC algorithms which alternatively estimate the impinging directions of arrival (DOAs) and delays in a hierarchical tree structure. Moreover, a constrained temporal filtering process or a constrained spatial beamforming process are employed to partitioned progressively the signals with either close DOAs or close delays into finer subgroups, aiming at higher estimation accuracy and lower computational load. In addition, the developed algorithm proceeds in a tree structure, so the estimated parameters are automatically paired. Conducted simulation results show that the new algorithm provides satisfactory performance but with drastically reduced computations compared with previous work in the presence of mutual coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2010 May 162010 May 19

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2010 IEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2010-Spring

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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