A Minimum Variance Noise Algorithm for 2D and 3D Direction Estimation in MIMO Wireless Communication Systems

M. A. G. Al-Sadoon, A. Zweid, R. Asif, M. S. Bin-Melha, N. Abduljabbar, J. M. Noras, R. A. Abd-Alhameed

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Abstract

Angle of arrival (AOA) estimation plays an essential role in several signal processing applications including tracking systems, beamforming technology and radar systems. An efficient AOA algorithm is proposed to find the direction of multiple arrival signal sources in 2D and 3D applications. The new method is called Minimum Variance Noise (MVN) and it depends upon the minimizing the output noise variance of an antenna array. The main idea and principal working of the MVN algorithm are presented and the mathematical model is derived. The Lagrange optimization technique is utilized to obtain the optimum weights. A computer simulation is carried out on linear and circular arrays including a wide range of scenarios to evaluate the estimation accuracy of the new algorithm. It is also compared with the popular AOA techniques and the results show that it gives better results with lower complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications, WINCOM 2018
EditorsRachid EL-Azouzi, Mohamed Sadik, Essaid Sabir, Amal Tmiri, Eitan Altman
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538673300
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2019
Event6th International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications, WINCOM 2018 - Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 16 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications, WINCOM 2018

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications, WINCOM 2018
Country/TerritoryMorocco
CityMarrakesh
Period16/10/1819/10/18

Keywords

  • angle of arrival (AOA)
  • antenna array
  • minimum Variance
  • positioning systems
  • wireless communication

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