Robust adaptive beamforming using worst-case SINR optimization: A new diagonal loading-type solution for general-rank signal models

Shahram Shahbazpanahi, Alex B. Gershman, Zhi Quan Luo, Kon Max Wong

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Abstract

The performance of adaptive beamforming methods may degrade in the presence of even slight mismatches between the actual and presumed array responses to the desired signal. This paper addresses the problem of robust adaptive beamforming in the presence of unknown arbitrary (yet norm-bounded) mismatches of such type as well as interference-plus-noise covariance matrix mismatch. Our approach is developed for the case of an arbitrary dimension of the signal subspace and, therefore, it can be applied to both rank-one and higher-rank signal models. The proposed beamformer is based on the optimization of the worst-case signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). The obtained closed-form solution combines two different types of diagonal loading (DL) applied to the signal and data covariance matrices. An efficient on-line implementation of our beamformer is developed. Simulations validate substantial performance improvements relative to other popular adaptive beamforming techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing - Proceedings
Volume5
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Accoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Apr 6 2003Apr 10 2003

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