A two-step reliability test (TSRT) based unitary root-MUSIC algorithm for direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation is proposed in this paper. We combine the conventional beamforming and unitary root-MUSIC to compute the DOA estimates and employ the pseudo-noise resampling (PR) technique to construct a DOA estimator bank. Unlike the standard reliability test, we devise the TSRT which retains the successful DOA estimates of a given DOA estimator separately to construct a DOA estimate set that is used to determine the final DOA estimates. Compared to the existing PR based DOA estimation methods, our solution can achieve better threshold performance by using fewer PR runs. Furthermore, the TSRT can be easily applied to other DOA estimation methods. Simulations verify the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.
- Direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation
- Pseudo-noise resampling
- Robust estimation