Folded systolic array based MVDR beamformer


9th International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 12 - 15 February 2007, pp.296-299 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/isspa.2007.4555348
  • City: Sharjah
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-299
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Optimal weight extraction by using beamforming algorithms based on systolic structures have been the subject of various researches since the well-known article presented by Gentleman and Kung [1] on recursive least squares systolic arrays. Systolic algorithms are parallel and fully pipelined structures, this feature improves the performance of the beamforming algorithms and the system. This paper presents a folded MVDR algorithm running on a systolic array structure. The folded structure of the systolic array reduces the die size of the hardware implementation.