• Novel Angle of Arrival Algorithm for Use in Acoustical Positioning Systems with Non Uniform Receiver Arrays

      Lee, Hua; Utley, Christopher; University of California, Santa Barbara (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2010-10)
      Traditional angle of arrival algorithms operate with uniform receiver arrays. Non-uniform arrays typically introduce significant elevation of computation complexity. This paper utilizes the double-integration method for the accurate estimation of the angle of arrival with non-uniform receiver arrays, while maintaining high computation efficiency. Because of the simplicity, the double-integration method is not significantly affected by the increase of the number of receivers or the non-uniform configuration. This approach allows us to perform high-speed high-accuracy estimation of the two-dimensional bearing angle without the constraints of structured receiver arrays, which is important to the realization of real-time tracking of mobile acoustic sources.