Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (1994)

Pacific Grove, CA, USA

Oct. 31, 1994 to Nov. 2, 1994

ISSN: 1058-6393

ISBN: 0-8186-6405-3

pp: 677-681

D.A. Abraham , Naval Underwater Syst. Center, New London, CT, USA

D.K. Dey , Naval Underwater Syst. Center, New London, CT, USA

ABSTRACT

Adaptive beamformers often rely on estimates of the interference covariance structure. When minimal data is used in estimating the unknown covariance matrix, performance may be improved by modifying the eigenvalues of the sample covariance matrix. The orthogonally invariant covariance estimators proposed by Dey and Srinivasan [1985] and a constant risk, minimax estimator are applied to adaptive beamforming by considering the signal-to-interference ratio (SIR) loss factor of Reed, Mallett, and Brennan [1974] where the average SIR loss is seen to decrease, and, to adaptive detection, by considering the adaptive detectors of Kelly [1986] and Robey et. al. [1992] where detection performance is seen to improve.<>

INDEX TERMS

array signal processing, covariance matrices, parameter estimation, interference (signal), eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, signal sampling, minimax techniques, adaptive signal detection, adaptive signal processing, losses

CITATION

D. Abraham and D. Dey, "The application of improved covariance estimation to adaptive beamforming and detection,"

*Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers(ACSSC)*, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 1995, pp. 677-681.

doi:10.1109/ACSSC.1994.471538

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