PURPOSE: An antenna apparatus for estimating a direction of arrival and a frequency of arrival and an estimating method thereof are provided to estimate the direction of arrival and the frequency of arrival by using a three-dimensional antenna array structure and to reduce operation complexity in comparison with SVD(singular value decomposition) and EVD(cross spectral matrix eigenvalue decomposition). CONSTITUTION: An antenna unit(200,202,224) includes three array antennas composed in a three-dimensional manner. A signal reception unit(300) receives a narrow band signal from the antenna unit and transmits the narrow band signal to a matrix calculation unit(302). The matrix calculation unit calculates a data matrix or a mutual spectrum matrix by using the received signal. A matrix decomposition unit(304) decomposes the data matrix or the mutual spectrum matrix. A propagator estimated matrix calculation unit(306) calculates the propagator estimated matrix by using the data matrix or the mutual spectrum matrix. A propagator estimated matrix decomposition unit(308) decomposes the propagator estimated matrix. A phase matrix estimation unit(310) estimates a phase matrix by using the propagator estimated matrix. An estimation unit(312) estimates a directional of arrival, a vertical angle, and a frequency of arrival by using the phase matrix.

Antenna apparatus for estimating direction of arrival and frequency of arrival and estimating method thereof, using three array antennas
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
January 3, 2006
Publication Date
July 26, 2007
Nizar Tayem
Kwon Hyuck
Kang Dong Hee
Min Seung Hyun
Samsung Electronics
H01Q 21/22
H01Q 03/24
H01Q 03/26