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Author Fertig, L.B.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2000
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Covariance matrix ♦ Probability density function ♦ Radar ♦ Interference ♦ Array signal processing ♦ Adaptive arrays ♦ Phased arrays ♦ Laboratories ♦ Analytical models ♦ Adaptive systems
Abstract New results are derived that describe the statistical performance of the MVDR (minimum variance distortionless response) adaptive beamformer when the weights are computed utilizing the sample covariance matrix and diagonal loading. It is well known that undesirably high sidelobes are generated when the unaugmented sample covariance matrix is used as an estimate of the true covariance matrix in adaptive beamforming algorithms. In practice, diagonal loading is frequently employed to reduce this deleterious effect. However, surprisingly little information is available in the technical literature that enables the user to predict the statistical performance of the MVDR algorithm when the sample covariance matrix and diagonal loading are employed. We help fill this gap by generating an approximate probability density function for the adaptive beam response for the diagonally loaded MVDR algorithm. The approximations are valid for an important class of signal scenarios. The utility of the new analysis is demonstrated via simulation. In particular, the new results are used to estimate the probability density function of the range sidelobe level for a wideband radar system in which adaptive beamforming and pulse compression are implemented in subbands.
Description Author affiliation: Lincoln Lab., MIT, Lexington, MA, USA (Fertig, L.B.)
ISBN 0780363396
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-03-17
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 414.61 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 77
Ending Page 81


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library