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A New Sparse Linear Array With Three-Level Nested Structure

Chen, Mingyang, Gan, Lu and Wang, Wenwu (2019) A New Sparse Linear Array With Three-Level Nested Structure In: Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD) 2019, 2019-05-09-2019-05-10, Brighton, UK.

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Mutual coupling, which is caused by a tight intersensor spacing in uniform linear arrays (ULAs), will, to a certain extent, affect the estimation result for source localisation. To address the problem, sparse arrays such as coprime array and nested array are considered to achieve less mutual coupling and more uniform degrees-of-freedom (DoFs) than ULAs. However, there are holes in coprime arrays leading to a decrease of uniform DoFs and in a nested array, some sensors may still be located so closely that the influence of mutual coupling between sensors remains significant. This paper proposes a new Loosely Distributed Nested Array (LoDiNA), which is designed in a three-level nested configuration and the three layers are linked end-to-end with a longer inter-element separation. It is proved that LoDiNA can generate a higher number of uniform DoFs with greater robustness against mutual coupling interference and simpler configurations, as compared to existing nested arrays. The feasibility of the proposed LoDiNA structure is demonstrated for Direction-of-Arrival (DoA) estimation for multiple stationary sources with noise.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Gan, Lu
Date : 28 February 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords : Mutual coupling; Sparse arrays; Nested array; Uniform DoFs; LoDiNA; DoA estimation.
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 04 Apr 2019 14:50
Last Modified : 10 May 2019 02:08

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