Direction of arrival by non-coherent arrays

Wei Jiang, Alexander M. Haimovich, Yonina C. Eldar

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In previous work we have shown that non-coherent direction of arrival (DOA) estimation by an array of sensors may be implemented from magnitude-only measurements. Here we show that magnitude-only measurements collected by a sensor array may be modeled by a non-central chi-square distribution with mean and variance independent of the phase errors. We also develop a closed-form expression for the Cramer-Rao bound (CRB) of non-coherent DOA estimation for the difference in spatial frequency between two sources. Finally, we obtain closed-form expressions for the maximum likelihood estimates (MLEs) of various unknown parameters. These theoretical expressions are used to analyze the performance of non-coherent DOA estimation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509008636
StatePublished - Jun 3 2016
Event2016 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2016 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: May 2 2016May 6 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2016


Other2016 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation


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