Title

Diverse polarization extension to MUSIC applied to a circular array of h-plane horns

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Robert P. Penno

Abstract

Shown herein is a specific application to an existing algorithm and technique: the advantages of using a diversely polarized antenna array to perform direction finding on multiple narrow-band signals co-located in frequency via an extension to the MUSIC algorithm. The original MUSIC algorithm has been extended to support diverse polarization and is applied here to a circular array of H-plane sectoral horn antennas. The results clearly show that direction finding on multiple signals simultaneously is not only possible in the scenario described, but can resolve differently-polarized, very closely spaced signals better than a uniformly polarized array. The MUSIC algorithm with the diverse polarization extension are described mathematically and discussed in detail for the purposes of this specific application.

Keywords

Signal processing Mathematics, Antenna arrays, Antennas, Horn, Multiple Signal Classification

Rights Statement

Copyright © 2010, author

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