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Beamforming and Direction of Arrival Estimation

Delay-and-sum, MVDR, LCMV, beamscan, monopulse, ESPRIT, MUSIC, DPCA, SMI, generalized cross-correlation

The Phased Array System Toolbox™ includes narrowband and wideband digital beamforming algorithms. The algorithms cover spectral-based and covariance-based techniques. You can simulate phase-shift, Capon, minimum variance distortionless response (MVDR), and linearly constrained minimum variance (LCMV) of beamformers. In addition, the toolbox contains subspace-based direction-of-arrival estimation methods such as ESPRIT and MUSIC. System objects support target tracking using the 1-D and 2-D sum-difference monopulse trackers. You can employ techniques to suppress clutter and jammer interference using conventional or adaptive DPCA cancellers and sample-matrix inversion (SMI) beamformers. Many algorithms support both radar and sonar.


  • Beamforming
    The toolbox provides narrowband and wideband beamformers, multiuser beamformers, hybrid beamformers, and conventional and adaptive beamformers. Implementations include delay-and-sum, Frost, generalized sidelobe cancellation, MVDR, and LCMV
  • Direction of Arrival Estimation
    Beamscan, MUSIC, MVDR, monopulse trackers, beamspace, ESPRIT, subspace methods
  • Space-Time Adaptive Processing
    DPCA and ADPCA pulse cancellation, sample matrix inversion (SMI) beamforming