Statistical resolution limit of the uniform linear cocentered orthogonal loop and dipole array

Abstract : Among the family of polarization sensitive arrays, we can find the so-called cocentered orthogonal loop and dipole uniform linear array (COLD-ULA). The COLD-ULA exhibits some interesting properties, e.g., the insensibility of the polarization vector with respect to the source localization in the plan of the array. In this correspondence, we derive the statistical resolution limit (SRL) characterizing the minimal separation, in terms of direction-of-arrivals, to resolve two closely spaced known polarized sources impinging on a COLD-ULA. Toward this end, nonmatrix closed form expressions of the deterministic Cramér-Rao bound (CRB) are derived and thus, the SRL is deduced.Acomparison between the SRL of the COLD-ULA and the classical ULA are given. Particularly, it is shown that, in the case of orthogonal known signal sources, the SRL of the COLD-ULA is equal to the SRL of the ULA, meaning that it is not a function of polarization parameters. Furthermore, due to the derived SRL, it is shown that, under some general conditions, the SRL of the COLD-ULA is smaller than the one of the ULA.
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Mohammed Nabil El Korso, Remy Boyer, Alexandre Renaux, Sylvie Marcos. Statistical resolution limit of the uniform linear cocentered orthogonal loop and dipole array. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011, 59 (1), pp.425-431. ⟨10.1109/TSP.2010.2083657⟩. ⟨inria-00552061⟩

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