Nonstationary array processing for sources with time-varying polarizations.

This paper presents a spatial polarimetric time-frequency distribution (SPTFD) based approach for directionof- arrival (DOA) and polarization estimation of nonstationary signals with time-varying polarization signatures that are incident on an array of dual-polarized double-feed antennas. The use of a time-frequency distribution allows for the concentration of the signal energy in the time-frequency domain and the tracking of the signals’ time-varying frequencies. It also allows for the instantaneous tracking of the signal’s time-varying polarization. The proposed approach yields improved DOA and polarization signature estimation. Simulation results are provided to illustrate the performance improvement that this method provides.

Main Author: Zhang, Yimin.
Other Authors: Obeidat, Baha A., Amin, Moeness G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2004
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