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A robust MVDR beamforming based on covariance matrix reconstruction
Author(s): Pengcheng Mu; Dan Li; Qinye Yin
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Paper Abstract

The minimum variance distortionless response (MVDR) beamformer has better resolution and much better interference rejection capability than the data-independent beamformers. However, the former is much more sensitive to errors, such as the array steering errors caused by direction of arrival mismatch or imprecise sensor calibrations or any other possible factors, especially in the case of high signal-to-noise ratio. In this paper, a new robust MVDR beamformer against the general steering vector errors is proposed. This method is based on the reconstruction of the covariance matrix which aims to reduce the power of the signal of interest (SOI). The eigenanalysis technique is used in the process of forming the SOI component and modifying the residual covariance matrix. Numerical simulations show that this method has excellent signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio performance under the mismatched condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8285, International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2011), 82855D (1 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.913398
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Pengcheng Mu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Dan Li, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Qinye Yin, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8285:
International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2011)
Yi Xie; Yanjun Zheng, Editor(s)

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