AOA localization for vehicle-tracking systems using a dual-band sensor array

Al-Sadoon, Mohammed Abdullah Ghali, Asif, Rameez, Al-Yasir, Yasir Ismael Abdulraheem, Abd-Alhameed, Raed A. and Excell, Peter S. (2020) AOA localization for vehicle-tracking systems using a dual-band sensor array. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 68 (8). pp. 6330-6345. ISSN 0018-926X

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The issue of asset tracking in dense environments where the performance of the global positioning system (GPS) becomes unavailable or unreliable is addressed. The proposed solution uses a low-profile array of antenna elements (sensors) mounted on a finite conducting ground. A compact-size sensor array of six electrically small dual-band omnidirectional spiral antenna elements was designed as a front end of a tracker to operate in the 402 and 837 MHz spectrum bands. For the lower band, a three-element superposition method is applied to support estimation of the angle of arrival (AOA), whereas all six sensors are employed for the higher band. A low complexity and accurate AOA determination algorithm is proposed, the projection vector (PV), and this is combined with the array mentioned. Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is integrated with the PV technique to increase the estimation resolution. The system was found to be suitable for installation on the roof of vehicles to localize the position of assets. The proposed system was tested for the tracking of nonstationary sources, and then two scenarios were investigated using propagation modeling software: outdoor to outdoor and outdoor to indoor. The results confirm that the proposed tracking system works efficiently with a single snapshot.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Manuscript received May 7, 2019; revised January 10, 2020; accepted March 9, 2020. Date of publication May 14, 2020; date of current version August 4, 2020. This work was supported in part by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under Grant H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 SECRET-722424 and in part by the Higher Committee for Education Development (HCED), Iraq. (Corresponding author: Mohammed A. G. Al-Sadoon.) Mohammed Abdullah Ghali Al-Sadoon and Raed A. Abd-Alhameed are with the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, U.K., and also with the Department of Communication and Informatics Engineering, Basrah University College of Science and Technology, Basra 61004, Iraq (e-mail: Publisher Copyright: © 1963-2012 IEEE.
Uncontrolled Keywords: angle of arrival (aoa) estimation,dual-band sensor array,multipath propagation,orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (ofdm),vehicle tracking,wideband localization system,electrical and electronic engineering ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2208
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UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
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Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 13:32
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 08:34
DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2020.2981676

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