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Mixed-Order MUSIC Algorithm for Localization of Far-Field and Near-Field Sources

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3 Author(s)
Bo Wang ; Coll. of Commun. Eng., Jilin Univ., Changchun, China ; Yanping Zhao ; Juanjuan Liu

This letter presents a new mixed-order MUSIC algorithm for far-field and near-field sources localization using a sparse symmetric array. By exploiting the special array geometry, the proposed algorithm constructs a cumulant matrix to estimate the directions of arrival (DOAs) of both far-field and near-field sources using the conventional MUSIC method. With the estimated DOAs and the covariance matrix of the sparse array, the far-field and near-field sources are identified and the range parameters of near-field sources are also obtained by defining the range spectrum. Compared with the traditional algorithms, the proposed algorithm has moderate computation complexity, and provides higher resolution, and also improves the parameters estimation accuracy. Simulation results are provided to demonstrate the performance improvement of the proposed method.

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Signal Processing Letters, IEEE  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 4 )