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Improved Direction-of-Arrival Estimation Using Wavelet Based Denoising Techniques

Sathish, R and Anand, GV (2006) Improved Direction-of-Arrival Estimation Using Wavelet Based Denoising Techniques. In: Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, 45 (1-2). 29-48.

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In this paper, we explore the use of wavelet based denoising techniques to improve the Direction-of-Arrival (DOA) estimation performance of array processors at low SNR. Traditional single sensor wavelet denoising techniques are not suitable for this application since they fail to preserve the intersensor signal correlation. We propose two correlation preserving techniques for denoising multi-sensor signals: (1) the Temporal Wavelet Array Denoising (TWAD) technique developed by Rao and Jones [IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol. 48, pp. 1225–1234, 2000], and (2) a new Spatial Wavelet Array Denoising (SWAD) technique. It is shown that SWAD offers the advantage of a significant reduction in computational complexity at the cost of a slight reduction in SNR gain. The denoised array data is used for DOA estimation by the MUSIC algorithm. Simulation results are presented for MUSIC (without denoising), TWAD-MUSIC, and SWAD-MUSIC, to illustrate the improvement in DOA estimation performance brought about by denoising.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of VLSI Signal Processing
Publisher: Spinger
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Spinger
Keywords: Direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation; Temporal wavelet array denoising (TWAD); Spatial wavelet array denoising (SWAD)
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9720

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