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Forming a beam (directional gain) and, sometimes, shifting the beam direction.

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Implementation of Wiener-Hopf Beamformer in Matlab

I'm trying to implement a Wiener-Hopf beamformer using the equation given in my lecture note: Weiner-Hopf BF: Maximizes SNR in MMSE sense: $\mathbf{w} \!\left( \theta \right) = \mathbf{R}_{\textrm{...
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Why is true time delay beamforming more expensive to implement?

From what I understand, PS beamforming applied a phase by multiplying the complex expontential ($e^{i\theta}$), while TTD applies a delay ($x(t-d)$) It makes sense that multiplying a complex number to ...
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Doubts on implementation of a beamforming algorithm to produce narrower beams

I am trying to understand and implement in MATLAB, the algorithm described in the paper A Beamforming Method Based on Polarization Matching but my math background is not strong nor am I used to ...
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Why use MUSIC/ESPIRIT algorithms to estimate DOA when we can use beamforming?

I am trying to understand why we need MUSIC/ESPRIT algorithms to estimate the direction of arrivals. Why can we not use phased arrays to get the exact DOA (and not an estimate of the DOA) via beam ...
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DOA beam pattern for circular array

Based on the tutorial for a linear array here, I've written the following code for a 6 microphone circular array. The array has a radius of 5cm. A beam pattern is generated but it doesn't look right ...
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Wideband phase vs time delay beamforming correction

I am studying a 1D beamforming for wide-band signals, so that applying only phase weights to each individual antenna would steer the beam for the central frequency. For other frequencies the steering ...
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beamforming weights in general vary in amp and phase so need ttd for this where phase shifters can only vary in phase. is this true?

This is a standard thing in beamforming especially Mvdr the algorithms produce weights and if I wanted to transmit with the weights I need true time delay not phase shifters.
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beam pattern are fourier transform of the beam weight, is it true ? if it's true how?

what i understood is the equation of AF looks similar to DFT equation as we are multiplying with exponential term
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Eigen Beamforming: Explanation [closed]

It's been a few days that I have been searching the term eigen beamforming, but still haven't get any satisfactory literature reference. It would be great if you could give any details or point to any ...
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Expanding cross correlation DOA estimation to n microphones

I need to detect the Direction of Arrival of a speech signal using an 8 microphone array as part of a project I've been working on. Currently, I have a working solution in the 2 microphone case: $$G(\...
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What's the point of differential beamforming?

I recently got into differential beamforming, in particular into the work of Benesty and Cohen. It seems to me that differential beamforming is something that just "takes place" when ...
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optimal RX beamforming

I was asked this question in an interview couple of weeks ago. I think I answered it correctly, but I think I might missing some points. Here is the problem, following by my answer. Part 1) In Figure ...
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Is there an intuitive explanation for how adaptive beamformers work?

Recently I've been learning about and implementing some adaptive beamforming schemes (particularly the SMI/Capon beamformer, and the Robust Capon Beamformer). I understand the mathematical derivations ...
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Does generalized sidelobe canceller (GSC) differs for non-uniform array?

As I understand Linear Constraint minimum variance (LCMV) beamforming weights can be expressed as a solution of a convex optimization problem.In this case we have cost a function to optimize and there ...
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PDM microphones to Matlab

As a beginner in DSP, I would appreciate your advice and recommendations on building a PCB with eight PDM microphones arranged in a circular distribution. My objective is to connect the PCB to a ...
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Plotting beam pattern of uniform linear array

I am trying to reproduce Fig. 2.17 from the book 'Optimum Array Processing' by Van Trees. The figure is a polar plot of the beam pattern $B_{\theta}(\theta)$ given by $$B_{\theta}(\theta) = \frac{1}{...
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Is it possible to generate SAR like pictures with a non moving MIMO radar and static scene?

Recently I study radar alot and was wondering if there is a possibility to generate SAR like pictures with MIMO radar. Under the condition that the MIMO radar is not moving and the scene does not ...
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Is the beamforming result described by this matlab code useful?

A narrow-band beamformer for $0$ degree in the frequency domain is created for $8$ sensors and compared with a usual delay and sum beamformer. The question can also be expressed as : can we have ...
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Inverting $6 \times 6$ complex matrix on the ARM Cortex M4F processor

I want to invert a $6 \times 6$ complex matrix on the ARM Cortex M4F processor. I have the C code to invert a real matrix using the CMSIS library. Has anyone written a similar C code for complex ...
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Why is the null of an adaptive beamformer narrower than antenna beam-width?

Question for those familiar with adaptive beamforming: Why is the null formed by an adaptive beamformer much narrower than the beamwidth of the antenna array? Concrete Example Suppose we have a simple ...
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Basis Pursuit Denoising (BPDN) algorithm for Direction of Arrival Estimation

I am working on Compressive sensing algorithms for DOA estimation. Can i get any references for writing BPDN code in MATLAB.
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What is the relationship between beamforming and Independent Component Analysis (ICA)?

My first inclination when thinking about the Cocktail Party Problem would be to use adaptive beamforming to isolate different signals, but this does not seem to be how the problem is commonly thought ...
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Is there a way to get the "mode" of several recordings? (to remove 1-off noise)

I've got several (4) not-great audio recordings of the same short (a few minutes long) performance, each taken from different microphones. I'd like one high-quality clip of the event. This is... ...
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Comparing directivity patterns of an un-tapered and tapered uniform linear array

Assume we have a uniform linear array (ULA) with N elements. We wish to compare the performance of a tapered (let us presume Taylor 4-bar, -30dB side-lobe) array to an un-tapered array. Let the ...
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Why is optimal beam-forming vector w orthogonal to channel signature?

I am looking at an online document on optimal beam-forming methods: https://www.comm.utoronto.ca/~rsadve/Notes/BeamForming.pdf (sorry I could not find author info from the pdf). One of the strategies ...
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Using Least Mean Square (LMS) Filter for Beamforming on Linear Array in Julia

I have been trying to implement a simple LMS adaptive beamforming code. Since I don't have a MATALB license, I decided to use Julia since they are quite similar. In order to get a basic code working I ...
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How to differentiate two different signals from their combined signal

I am having two omnidirectional microphones connected in endfire configuration. I am playing a male speech from 0 degree (front direction) of the endfire microphone configuration and female speech ...
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Is there a good beginner's book for array microphone beamforming?

I have been working in the acoustics field for a while, and recently I got myself into Matlab and Python for signal analysis and some signal processing. After making some test and analysis tools with ...
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Can beamforming be created by transmitting same signal with different phase

As known, the basic idea of beamforming is to transmit the same signal using more transmit antennas, let's say we have $4$ transmit; leading to increase the power of the transmitted signal as well as ...
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what is the correct order of applying a nonlinear operation and downsampling (with anti-aliasing)

In UltraSound imaging, after beam-forming and obtaining the envelope, Log-compression which is a non-linear operation and scan conversion which is a 2D interpolation (with inherent down-sampling) is ...
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sound source localization - calculation of sound intensity vector angles

I'm working on an acoustic source separation problem where I want to separate the voices of a choir based on intensity vector statistics. I'm currently implementing a paper by Günel called “Acoustic ...
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Does same data inserted to all antenna at beamforming?

I wonder do I understand beamforming right. Question 1 Does same data inserted to all antenna at beamforming? Like figure below? The only different is through different phase shift? If it is right how ...
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Forming the estimation manifold for a 2-D beamformer

Given an array of L sensors in a uniform planar array, with known positions in space, I would like to estimate both the angles of arrival and delays from a point source under multipath conditions ...
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How to derive the "well-known" solution to Unconstrained Array Gain?

Can someone point me to a webpage or other resource that shows how to analytically solve the beamformer Unconstrained Array Gain expression in Henry Cox's 1987 IEEE paper "Robust Adaptive ...
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Why is beamforming needed in 5G?

With the advent of 5G Era, base station density increases, the cell radius decreases, and LOS propagation gets more dominant. So, why do we need for beamforming in 5G NR, although we have smaller ...
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Radar type application for narrow band only?

Not sure if this is the proper forum to ask this question, but still I am trying my luck. I am looking for an application (in any area, medical, defence, or any other area) if exist, such that we want ...
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Multi-input Single-output communication system

In case of communication in MISO system, if we have a system of 4 x 1, which means 4 transmitter with 1 receiver. Will the received signal be a vector of dimension 4 x 1 ? Or it will be 1 x 1 since ...
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What is the driving Voltage?

While I was looking into ultrasonic transducer in order to transmit and receive a beam, I came across specification of a transducer stating driving voltage as 20Vrms. I am not sure what actually does ...
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Is there a term called "Fourier Beamforming"?

I understand delay and sum beamforming, where we want to add the signals obtained from different sensors. But adding different time samples from different element of the array depending on the angle ...
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Sign of manifold vectors in monostatic phased-array radar

I am reading some notes where the impulse response of phased-array to is given by; $$ \beta S(\theta, \phi) \bar{S}^H(\theta, \phi) \cdot \delta(t-\tau) $$ where \begin{align} \bar{S}(\theta, \phi)...
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Beamformer implementation methods

I'm currently reading articles about the different type of beamformers. This spatial filtering is gonna be used for acoustic purposes, to focus the beam on the person we need to hear talking in a ...
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Digital beamforming and phase shift stage insertion

I have read some literatures about the different topologies of beamforming and it came to my mind a question : where is applied the phase shift for each channel depending on the type of topology/...
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How to generate a beam pattern from a beamformer on 3D

given a 3D microphone array with $M$ microphones, $d(f,\Theta)\in \mathbb{R}^{f\times M}$ is the steering vector for a given direction $\Theta=(\varphi,\theta)$, inclanation and azimuth respectively. ...
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Proving that a product of matrices invertible

Given $R_x$ a Positive Definite (PD) covariance matrix of size $M\times M$ and $C$ a full rank $M \times N$ matrix, I want to prove that $C^* R_x^{-1} C$ is invertible to derive the Linearly ...
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Amplify Sound From Known Direction

I have microphone array which records sound. There is one main sound which direction I know and some noises in the background. Now I want to selectively amplify sound from known direction. This looks ...
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Implementing MVDR beamformer in the STFT domain

I am trying to implement an MVDR beamformer for the first time. I was reading a couple of papers and books with many different notations and I am a bit confused. In my case, without loss of ...
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Beamforming but only for total power?

Is there a method to speed up beam-forming if you only care about the total power in a given direction, or total power in frequency groups? I've googled this, and can't find anything. My intuition ...
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frequency/phase offset estimation in satellite DOA beamforming applications

In satellite QPSK demodulation, we first estimate and remove the phase offset introduced by the channel. Then, we demodulate the baseband information bits (I & Q channels). In satellite DOA ...
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Tetrahedral microphone array beamforming

I have a microphone array of 4 channels taken as channels [6,10,22,26] from Eigenmike spherical microphone array. I wish to do 3D beamforming and create $8\times 4$ beams, 4-elevations with 8 ...
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Beamforming back lobes question

When performing a conventional digital beamforming I see in some textbooks they show beam patterns as where the arrival angle ranges between -90 to 90 degrees. But then other places show the full ...
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