2015 Volume E98.A Issue 9 Pages 1964-1967
We propose a novel sparse representation-based direction-of-arrival (DOA) estimation method. In contrast to those that approximate l0-norm minimization by l1-norm minimization, our method designs a reweighted l1 norm to substitute the l0 norm. The capability of the reweighted l1 norm to bridge the gap between the l0- and l1-norm minimization is then justified. In addition, an array covariance vector without redundancy is utilized to extend the aperture. It is proved that the degree of freedom is increased as such. The simulation results show that the proposed method performs much better than l1-type methods when the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is low and when the number of snapshots is small.