Direction of Arrival Estimation Using Pseudo-Intensity Vectors with Direct-Path Dominance Test

A. H. Moore, C. Evers, P. A. Naylor (Imperial College London), D. L. Alon, and Boaz Rafaely (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, BGU)
European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Nice, France, Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, 2015.
[showhide type=”Abstract”] Abstract: The accuracy of direction of arrival estimation tends to degrade under reverberant conditions due to the presence of reflected signal components which are correlated with the direct path. The recently proposed direct-path dominance test provides a means of identifying time-frequency regions in which a single signal path is dominant. By analysing only these regions it was shown that the accuracy of the FS-MUSIC algorithm could be significantly improved. However, for real-time implementation a less computationally demanding localisation algorithm would be preferable. In the present contribution we investigate the direct-path dominance test as a preprocessing step to pseudo-intensity vector-based localisation. A novel formulation of the pseudo-intensity vector is proposed which further exploits the direct path dominance test and leads to improved localisation performance. [/showhide]
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