Lucky ranging with towed arrays in underwater environments subject to non-stationary spatial coherence loss

Hongya Ge, Ivars P. Kirsteins

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Abstract

This paper presents our new results on lucky ranging utilizing a towed array in environments subject to unknown fluctuating spatial coherence losses. We derive a lucky maximum likelihood range estimator based on the probabilistic assumption that each collected data snapshot is either coherent or purely incoherent with some probability. Our lucky range estimator can be interpreted as first ranking the coherence quality of each data snapshot according to an array gain-like quantity during the parameter search, followed by accumulation of likelihood surfaces out of data snapshots of high spatial-coherence. This effectively avoids the wash-out or the smearing results encountered in the traditional processing procedures of utilizing a long integration time without a prior screening for the data spatial-coherence. An important advantage of the lucky approach is that it makes no prior assumptions about the signal spatial coherence loss model. This estimator has greatly improved robustness over the conventional estimator when coherence is low and time-varying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3156-3160
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999880
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2016
Event41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Mar 20 2016Mar 25 2016

Publication series

NameICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume2016-May
ISSN (Print)1520-6149

Other

Other41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2016
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period3/20/163/25/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Array Signal Processing
  • Passive Ranging
  • Passive Sonar
  • Spatial Coherence
  • Underwater Acoustics

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