1 College of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China
2 Henan Key Discipline Open Laboratory of Electromagnetic Wave Detecting, Xinxiang 453007, China
3 Key Laboratory of Electromagnetic Radiation and Sensing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190,China
Minimum Variance Distortionless Response (MVDR) method can achieve a lower null level of beamforming compared to the Conventional Beamformer (CBF) method. It can not only minimize the array system mean output power but also maintain a distortion less response to desired signal as it adaptively depends on sample data. The effect of errors in beamforming analysis is applied using MVDR and CBF method. The errors include variance of weight and steering vector with different input SIR. These errors can affect the performance of array system’s mean output power and SINR for both CBF and MVDR. However, the MVDR method has more robust characteristics compared to the CBF method in the case of slight errors. The errors analysis also shows that factors of variance can weaken the performance of MVDR beamformer for suppressing clutters.
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