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DETERMINISTIC BLIND BEAMFORMING FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC VECTOR SENSOR ARRAY

By X. Zhang and D. Xu

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Abstract:
Deterministic blind beamforming algorithms try to separate superpositions of source signals impinging on electromagnetic vector sensor array by using deterministic properties of the signals. This paper links electromagnetic-vector-sensor-array beamforming problem to the parallel factor (PARAFAC) model, which is an analysis tool rooted in psychometrics and chemometrics. Exploiting this link, it derives a deterministic blind beamforming algorithm. The blind beamforming algorithm doesn't require DOA (direction of arrival) information and polarization information. The simulation results reveal that the performance of the blind beamforming algorithm for electromagnetic vector sensor array is close to nonblind MMSE method, and this algorithm works well in array error condition.

Citation:
X. Zhang and D. Xu, "Deterministic Blind Beamforming for Electromagnetic Vector Sensor Array," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 84, 363-377, 2008.
doi:10.2528/PIER08080402
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=08080402

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