Novel Broadband Direction of Arrival Estimation Using Luneburg Lens

Xiaoju Yu, Min Liang, Rafael Sabory-Garcia, Michael Gehm, Hao Xin

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


A broadband passive direction finding system utilizing Luneburg lens has been investigated. With the simulated power level distribution at the detectors mounted on a Luneburg lens, both Cramér-Rao bound (CRB) and the root mean square error (RMS) based on the Correlation Algorithm (CA) for the direction of arrival (DoA) estimation have been derived and calculated. Guidelines on how to design the Luneburg lens detecting system have been studied. Finally, as a proof-of-concept demonstration, the DoA performance of a Luneburg lens fabricated using the polymer jetting technology with five detectors 10° equally spaced to receive the azimuth signal from -20° to 20° is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - 2012
Event48th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition, ITC/USA 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2012Oct 25 2012


  • Correlation Algorithm
  • Cramér-Rao Bound
  • Direction Finding
  • Luneburg Lens
  • Polymer Jetting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


Dive into the research topics of 'Novel Broadband Direction of Arrival Estimation Using Luneburg Lens'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this