TitleAugmented covariance estimation with a cyclic approach in DOA
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMéndez-Rial, R, González-Prelcic, N, Heath, Jr., RW
Conference NameIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Date Published04/2015
Conference LocationBrisbane, Australia
KeywordsDOA estimation, Non-uniformly spaced arrays

High resolution direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation is an important problem in many array signal processing applications. This paper proposes an augmented covariance estimator for DOA estimation. The new method exploits the periodicity of the covariance lags when the DOAs are assumed on a discrete grid with a certain resolution. Then, it achieves twice the resolution of typical methods such as the direct augmentable approach or forward backward spatial smoothing. When the sources are not on the discrete grid, an interpolated array manifold technique is proposed to mitigate the grid mismatch error.