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A Novel Robust Adaptive Beamformer using Diagonal Loading

by T.S.Jeyali Laseetha, R.Sukanesh
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 19 - Number 5
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: T.S.Jeyali Laseetha, R.Sukanesh

T.S.Jeyali Laseetha, R.Sukanesh . A Novel Robust Adaptive Beamformer using Diagonal Loading. International Journal of Computer Applications. 19, 5 ( April 2011), 35-40. DOI=10.5120/2355-3079

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author = { T.S.Jeyali Laseetha, R.Sukanesh },
title = { A Novel Robust Adaptive Beamformer using Diagonal Loading },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2011 },
volume = { 19 },
number = { 5 },
month = { April },
year = { 2011 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 35-40 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Adaptive beamfomer which utilizes MVDR beamformer along with SMI (sample matrix inversion), actual data is not available to calculate the covariance matrix. Instead, covariance matrix is estimated from the available data. It may result in bad conditioning. To avoid this, diagonal elements are introduced in the correlation matrix, which is called diagonal loading. Diagonal loading can be inserted by adding a scaled version of identity matrix to impart Robustness to the adaptive beamformer. This proves to be efficient against signal mismatch due to low sample support and helps to achieve desired sidelobe level and SINR improvement. A novel hybrid algorithm for MVDR-SMI beamformer with colored adaptive diagonal loading is proposed in this paper. The performance of the proposed method is compared with other methods such as Conventional, MVDR-SMI-Diagonal Loading, MVDR-SMI-Colored –DL, MVDR-SMI-Adaptive DL by conducting simulation experiments to prove its effectiveness in improving the directivity and SINR

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Smart antennas Adaptive beamforming Uniform Linear Array Minimum Variance Distortionless Response Beamformer (MVDR) Sample-Matrix Inversion(SMI) Adaptive colored diagonal loading