This lecture course introduces the principles of modern sensor array processing and adaptive beamforming.
Outline: Motivation and background; applications, narrowband and wideband signal model
Direction-of-arrival estimation (DoA):
traditional methods based on beamforming, super resolution methods, Maximum-Likelihood methods, Subspace based methods, MUSIC, ESPRIT, MODE, root-MUSIC, multidimensional source localization, beamspace processing, array interpolation, partly calibrated arrays, wideband DOA estimation, spatial smoothing, forward-backward averaging, redundancy averaging, correlated sources, minimum redundancy arrays, compressed sensing and sparse reconstruction based DoA estimation, performance bounds
Point-source model, covariance model, Wiener-Hopf equation, Minimum Variance Distortionless Response (MVDR) beamformer, Capon Beamformer, sample matrix inversion, signal self-nulling effect, robust adaptive beamforming, Hung-Turner projection beamformer, Generalized Sidelobe canceller beamformer, Eigenspace-based beamformer, non-stationary environments, modern convex optimization based beamforming, worst-case based beamforming, multiuser beamforming.