Joint DOD and DOA estimation for bistatic multiple-input multiple-output radar target discrimination based on improved unitary ESPRIT method

Joint DOD and DOA estimation for bistatic multiple-input multiple-output radar target discrimination based on improved unitary ESPRIT method

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Target position estimation of radar system has attracted much attention. Researchers have proposed a variety of joint direction-of-departure (DOD) and direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation algorithms over the last few decades for this well-known problem. However, traditional estimation algorithms require a pairing process between the DOD and DOA estimation. In this study, the authors propose an improved unitary estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance technique (ESPRIT) algorithm for joint DOD and DOA estimation without a pairing operation. The waveforms are transmitted by an array with M sensors and received by two detached sub-arrays with and sensors, respectively. Specifically, the proposed algorithm eliminates a pairing process via sharing the eigenvectors of DOD and DOA. Theoretical derivation demonstrates that the proposed algorithm requires less computational complexity than two-dimensional multiple signal classification (MUSIC), reduced-dimension MUSIC, and ESPRIT. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm can effectively enhance the accuracy of identifying and locating targets for the bistatic multiple-input multiple-output radar system.


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