The SVA-MUSIC Algorithm Based on a Simple Vector Array

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 246)


The MUSIC algorithm based on a vector array can estimate the direction of arrivals (DOA) and polarization parameters with the impinging signals carrying the polarization information. The conventional vector unit consists of two orthogonal dipoles which are always not orthogonal since the isolation between two dipoles is not ideal. Moreover the design of the two orthogonal dipoles is always complex. In this paper, a simple vector array (SVA) is proposed to overcome the disadvantage of the conventional vector array (CVA). Instead of using two orthogonal dipoles, the vector sensor unit only includes one dipole in such a SVA with the adjacent unit orthogonal. The SVA-MUSIC algorithm based on a SVA is also proposed in the paper. The simulation results presented in the paper prove its feasibility and show that the SVA-MUSIC algorithm has a better resolution and performance than the CSA-MUSIC (Conventional Scalar Array MUSIC).


DOA Polarization parameters SVA SVA-MUSIC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mingtuan Lin
    • 1
  • Yiling Guo
    • 2
  • Jibin Liu
    • 1
  • Peiguo Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  2. 2.National Huaqiao UniversityQuanzhouChina

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