A linearly constrained minimum variance (LCMV) beamformer aims to completely remove interference and optimize the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). We examine an array geometry consisting of multiple sub-arrays. Our analysis shows that the increased intersensor distance typical of such setups is beneficial for the task of signal separation. Another unique feature of distributed arrays is the necessity of sharing information from different locations, which may pose a burden in terms of power and bandwidth resources. We discuss a scheme with minimalistic transmission requirements involving a preprocessing operation at each sub-array node. Expressions for the penalties due to preprocessing with local parameters are derived and corroborated with computer simulations.
|Title of host publication||2017 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2017|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 7 Dec 2017|
|Event||2017 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2017 - New Paltz, United States|
Duration: 15 Oct 2017 → 18 Oct 2017
|Name||IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics|
|Conference||2017 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2017|
|Period||15/10/17 → 18/10/17|
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- LCMV beamforming
- distributed arrays