Minimum variance distortionless response beamformer with enhanced nulling level control via dynamic mutated artificial immune system

Tiong Sieh Kiong, S. Balasem Salem, Johnny Koh Siaw Paw, K. Prajindra Sankar, Soodabeh Darzi

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In smart antenna applications, the adaptive beamforming technique is used to cancel interfering signals (placing nulls) and produce or steer a strong beam toward the target signal according to the calculated weight vectors. Minimum variance distortionless response (MVDR) beamforming is capable of determining the weight vectors for beam steering; however, its nulling level on the interference sources remains unsatisfactory. Beamforming can be considered as an optimization problem, such that optimal weight vector should be obtained through computation. Hence, in this paper, a new dynamic mutated artificial immune system (DM-AIS) is proposed to enhance MVDR beamforming for controlling the null steering of interference and increase the signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) for wanted signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164053
JournalScientific World Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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