Maximum likelihood source localization using the EM algorithm to incorporate prior parameter distributions.

In this paper we introduce a new algorithm for the estimation of source location parameters from array data given prior distributions on unknown nuisance source signal parameters. The conditional maximum-likelihood (CML) formulation is employed, and ML estimation is obtained by marginalizing over the nuisance parameters. In general, direct solution of this marginalization ML problem is intractable. We introduce an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm solution, which is applicable to any prior distribution.

Main Author: Perry, Richard.
Other Authors: Buckley, Kevin.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2000
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