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SVD-based joint azimuth/elevation estimation with automatic pairing. (English) Zbl 1194.94050
Summary: A joint azimuth/elevation estimator with automatic pairing is developed. Two-dimensional (2-D) angle of arrival (AOA) estimation is useful in space processing systems and wireless location systems that employ AOA technology. The estimator makes use of a special setup of the received signal at an \(L\)-shaped antenna array element organized especially for the estimation process. The estimator is based on applying the singular value decomposition (SVD) algorithm to a cross-correlation matrix that is constructed from both arrays of the \(L\)-shaped structure. The proposed method avoids the computational burden of the complex pair-matching procedure. Simulations of the proposed method are shown to assess its performance.

94A12 Signal theory (characterization, reconstruction, filtering, etc.)
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