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In a multiple measurement vector problem (MMV), where multiple signals share a common sparse support and are sampled by a common sensing matrix, we can expect joint sparsity to enable a further reduction in the number of required measurements. While a diversity gain from joint sparsity had been demonstrated earlier in the case of a convex relaxation method using an l1/ l2 mixed norm penalty, only recently was it shown that similar diversity gain can be achieved by greedy algorithms if we combine greedy steps with a MUSIC-like subspace criterion. However, the main limitation of these hybrid algorithms is that they often require a large number of snapshots or a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for an accurate subspace as well as partial support estimation. One of the main contributions of this work is to show that the noise robustness of these algorithms can be significantly improved by allowing sequential subspace estimation and support filtering, even when the number of snapshots is insufficient. Numerical simulations show that a novel sequential compressive MUSIC (sequential CS-MUSIC) that combines the sequential subspace estimation and support filtering steps significantly outperforms the existing greedy algorithms and is quite comparable with computationally expensive state-of-art algorithms.
Date of Publication: Nov. 2012