This book is intended as an introduction to array signal process ing, where the principal objectives are to make use of the available multiple sensor information in an efficient manner to detect and possi bly estimate the signals and their parameters present in the scene. The advantages of using an array in place of a single receiver have extended its applicability into many fields including radar, sonar, com munications, astronomy, seismology and ultrasonics. The primary emphasis here is to focus on the detection problem and the estimation problem from a signal processing viewpoint. Most of the contents are derived from readily available sources in the literature, although a cer tain amount of original material has been included. This book can be used both as a graduate textbook and as a reference book for engineers and researchers. The material presented here can be readily understood by readers having a back ground in basic probability theory and stochastic processes. A prelim inary course in detection and estimation theory, though not essential, may make the reading easy. In fact this book can be used in a one semester course following probability theory and stochastic processes.
Springer Book Archives