Package: phased
Beamscan spatial spectrum estimator for ULA
The BeamscanEstimator
object calculates a beamscan
spatial spectrum estimate for a uniform linear array.
To estimate the spatial spectrum:
Define and set up your beamscan spatial spectrum estimator. See Construction.
Call step
to estimate the spatial
spectrum according to the properties of phased.BeamscanEstimator
.
The behavior of step
is specific to each object in
the toolbox.
Note:
Starting in R2016b, instead of using the 
H = phased.BeamscanEstimator
creates a
beamscan spatial spectrum estimator System object, H
.
The object estimates the incoming signal's spatial spectrum using
a narrowband conventional beamformer for a uniform linear array (ULA).
H = phased.BeamscanEstimator(
creates
object, Name
,Value
)H
, with each specified property Name
set to the specified Value. You can specify additional namevalue
pair arguments in any order as (Name1
,Value1
,...,NameN
,ValueN
).

Handle to sensor array Specify the sensor array as a handle. The sensor array must
be a Default: 

Signal propagation speed Specify the propagation speed of the signal, in meters per second, as a positive scalar. Default: Speed of light 

System operating frequency Specify the operating frequency of the system in hertz as a positive scalar. The default value corresponds to 300 MHz. Default: 

Number of phase shifter quantization bits The number of bits used to quantize the phase shift component of beamformer or steering vector weights. Specify the number of bits as a nonnegative integer. A value of zero indicates that no quantization is performed. Default: 

Perform forwardbackward averaging Set this property to Default: 

Spatial smoothing Specify the number of averaging used by spatial smoothing to estimate the covariance matrix as a nonnegative integer. Each additional smoothing handles one extra coherent source, but reduces the effective number of elements by 1. The maximum value of this property is M–2, where M is the number of sensors. Default: 

Scan angles Specify the scan angles (in degrees) as a real vector. The angles are broadside angles and must be between –90 and 90, inclusive. You must specify the angles in ascending order. Default: 

Enable DOA output To obtain the signal's direction of arrival (DOA), set this
property to Default: 

Number of signals Specify the number of signals for DOA estimation as a positive
scalar integer. This property applies when you set the Default: 
clone  Create beamscan spatial spectrum estimator object with same property values 
getNumInputs  Number of expected inputs to step method 
getNumOutputs  Number of outputs from step method 
isLocked  Locked status for input attributes and nontunable properties 
plotSpectrum  Plot spatial spectrum 
release  Allow property value and input characteristics changes 
reset  Reset states of beamscan spatial spectrum estimator object 
step  Perform spatial spectrum estimation 
[1] Van Trees, H. Optimum Array Processing. New York: WileyInterscience, 2002, pp. 1142–1143.