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Frequency Extended-MUSIC Method for DOA Estimation in Indoor IR-UWB Environment

Hajer Meknessi1, Ferid Harrabi1 and Ali Gharsallah1
  • 1 Unit of Research in High Frequency Electronic Circuits and Systems, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Tunis, Tunis El Manar University, Campus Universitaire Tunis-El Manar-2092, Tunis, Tunisia


In recent years, many researchers have been developed in order to ensure an accurate localization. So many techniques have been used the direction of arrival to estimate and track of IR-UWB signals. In this study, we propose a new direction of arrival estimation method for impulse radio UWB signals. This technique based on Extended-Music algorithm. The proposed method has high performances in the multipath channels. Simulation results show that it has more accuracy then others high resolution algorithms, moreover, It is compared the performance corresponding to the Cramer-Rae bound (CRB).

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 4, 2016, 372-379


Submitted On: 20 November 2015 Published On: 8 April 2016

How to Cite: Meknessi, H., Harrabi, F. & Gharsallah, A. (2016). Frequency Extended-MUSIC Method for DOA Estimation in Indoor IR-UWB Environment. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(4), 372-379.

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  • Impulse Radio Ultra Wide Band (IR-UWB)
  • Direction of Arrival Estimation (DOA)
  • Extended-MUSIC
  • Cramer-Rae bound (CRB)