3-D direction of arrival estimation with two antennas

Xiaoju Yu, Hao Xin

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Inspired by human auditory system, an improved direction of arrival (DOA) technique using only two antennas with a scatterer in between them to achieve additional magnitude cues is proposed. By exploiting the incident-angle-dependent magnitude and phase differences between the two monopole antennas and applying 2-D / 3-D multiple signal classification algorithms (MUSIC), the DOA of an incident microwave signal can be estimated. Genetic algorithm is applied to optimize the scatterer geometry for the 3-D DOA estimation. The simulated results of both the azimuth and three-dimensional DOA estimation have shown an encouraging accuracy and sensitivity by incorporating a lossy scatterer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - 2011
Event47th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Telemetry: Blending the Art with Science and Technology, ITC 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2011Oct 27 2011


  • 3-D direction of arrival
  • Biological inspired
  • Magnitude and phase Difference
  • Scatterer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing


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