Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2017, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (6): 1046-1056.doi: 10.21629/JSEE.2017.06.02

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DOA estimation for mixed signals with gain-phase  

Jiaqi Zhen* and Yong Liu   

  1. College of Electronic Engineering, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
  • Online:2017-12-27 Published:2017-12-27


Most of the direction of arrival (DOA) estimation methods often need the exact array manifold, but in actual applications, the gain and phase of the channels are usually inconsistent, which will cause the estimation invalid. A novel direction finding approach for mixed far-field and near-field signals with gain-phase error array is provided. Based on simplifying the space spectrum function by matrix transformation, DOA of far-field signals is obtained. Consequently, errors of the array are acquired according to the orthogonality of far-field signal subspace and noise subspace. Finally, DOA of near-field signals can be estimated. The method merely needs one-dimensional spectrum searching, so as to improve the computational efficiency on the premise of ensuring a certain accuracy, simulation results manifest the effectiveness of the method.