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DOA estimation method for wideband signals by sparse recovery in frequency domain

Jiaqi Zhen* and Zhifang Wang   

  1. College of Electronic Engineering, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080, China
  • Online:2017-10-25 Published:2010-01-03


The traditional super-resolution direction finding methods based on sparse recovery need to divide the estimation space into several discrete angle grids, which will bring the final result some error. To this problem, a novel method for wideband signals by sparse recovery in the frequency domain is proposed. The optimization functions are found and solved by the received data at every frequency, on this basis, the sparse support set is obtained, then the direction of arrival (DOA) is acquired by integrating the information of all frequency bins, and the initial signal can also be recovered. This method avoids the error caused by sparse recovery methods based on grid division, and the degree of freedom is also expanded by array transformation, especially it has a preferable performance under the circumstances of a small number of snapshots and a low signal to noise ratio (SNR).