A correlation model for vector sensor arrays in underwater communication systems

A. Abdi, H. Guo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


A vector sensor measures the scalar and vector components of the acoustic field. Depending on the angle of arrivals and other channel characteristics, different types of correlation appear in a vector sensor array. These correlations affect the performance of a vector sensor communication system. In this paper a new statistical-geometrical framework is developed that provides parametric correlation formulas. These signal correlation expressions are useful for the design and performance analysis of vector sensor communication systems and signal processing algorithms. They can also be useful for estimating some important parameters of the channel such as angle spreads and angle of arrivals. Comparison of the proposed correlation model with experimental data illustrates the usefulness of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2008
StatePublished - 2008
EventOCEANS 2008 - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: Sep 15 2008Sep 18 2008

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2008


OtherOCEANS 2008
CityQuebec City, QC

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Oceanography


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