Deterministic maximum likelihood method for the localization of near-field sources: Algorithm and performance analysis

Cekli E., Cirpan H.

8th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, ST JULIANS, Malta, 2 - 05 Eylül 2001, ss.1077-1080 identifier identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: ST JULIANS
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Malta
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1077-1080


In this paper, a deterministic maximum likelihood localization algorithm is adapted to estimate the direction of arrival and range. parameters of the near field sources. Since the direct maximum likelihood estimation of near-field source parameters results in complicated multi-parameter optimization problems, we reformulated the estimation problem in terms of actual-data sample, called the incomplete data and a hypothetical data set, called the complete data and then devised the Expectation/Maximization iterative method for obtaining maximum likelihood estimates. The performance analysis of the proposed algorithm is then carried out through the evaluation of Cramer-Rao bounds. Finally, some simulation results are presented.