Using shaped beam patterns for tracking

Tom Bruintjes, Andre B.J. Kokkeler, Georgios Karagiannis, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    This communication presents a new direction-of-arrival based tracking method, using shaped beam patterns. The advantage of this method is that the direction of a signal can be estimated based on a single output (analog) beamformer, without having to scan over multiple angles. Simulations indicate that, although arrays consisting of 8 to 16 antennas are preferable, the minimum array size is 4. A single array can cover a scan angle of roughly 120° and the direction of arrival can be estimated with an RMS error of 2°.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6496-6501
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE transactions on antennas and propagation
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2013


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