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A MUSIC (multiple signal classification) algorithm for specifying azimuth, elevation, and range of multiple sources
Author(s): Richard R. Zito
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Paper Abstract

The MUSIC (Multiple Signal Classification) algorithm uses the phase difference at different antenna elements of a receiving antenna array to determine the azimuth and elevation angles of a source. This algorithm can be extended to determine the range of multiple sources as well as their azimuth and elevation angles. In this report a generalized MUSIC algorithm is presented that accomplishes this task when the receiving antenna consists of a planar, rectangular, array of receiving elements. Greater range accuracies can be achieved by increasing the signal to noise ratio, increasing the number of PRIs per CPI, and searching for a solution over range space with a finer mesh. The mesh employed in this study had a range gate size that was 10% of the range space searched. An increase in range accuracy gained by the latter two methods comes at the price of increased processing time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6238, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XX, 62380G (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.661528
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Richard R. Zito, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6238:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XX
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum; William E. Thompson, Editor(s)

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