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Research of DOA Estimation Based on Single MEMS Vector Hydrophone
National Key Laboratory For Electronic Measurement Technology, North University of China, Taiyuan 030051, China
Key Laboratory of Instrument Science and Dynamic Measurement (North University of China) of Ministry of Education of China, Taiyuan 030051, China
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Received: 5 February 2009; in revised form: 29 June 2009 / Accepted: 24 August 2009 / Published: 31 August 2009
Abstract: The MEMS vector hydrophone is a novel acoustic sensor with a “four-beamcilia” structure. Based on the MEMS vector hydrophone with this structure, the paper studies the method of estimated direction of arrival (DOA). According to various research papers, many algorithms can be applied to vector hydrophones. The beam-forming approach and bar graph approach are described in detail. Laboratory tests by means of the a standing-wave tube are performed to validate the theoretical results. Both the theoretical analysis and the results of tests prove that the proposed MEMS vector hydrophone possesses the desired directional function.
Keywords: MEMS; piezoresistive effect; vector hydrophone; DOA estimation; beam-forming
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Zhang, W.D.; Guan, L.G.; Zhang, G.J.; Xue, C.Y.; Zhang, K.R.; Wang, J.P. Research of DOA Estimation Based on Single MEMS Vector Hydrophone. Sensors 2009, 9, 6823-6834.
Zhang WD, Guan LG, Zhang GJ, Xue CY, Zhang KR, Wang JP. Research of DOA Estimation Based on Single MEMS Vector Hydrophone. Sensors. 2009; 9(9):6823-6834.
Zhang, Wen D.; Guan, Ling G.; Zhang, Guo J.; Xue, Chen Y.; Zhang, Kai R.; Wang, Jian P. 2009. "Research of DOA Estimation Based on Single MEMS Vector Hydrophone." Sensors 9, no. 9: 6823-6834.