Deep Root Music Algorithm for Data-Driven Doa Estimation

Dor H. Shmuel, Julian P. Merkofer, Guy Revach, Ruud J.G. Van Sloun, Nir Shlezinger

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Direction of arrival (DoA) estimation is a fundamental task in array processing. A popular family of DoA estimation algorithms are subspace methods, which operate by dividing the measurements into distinct signal and noise subspaces. Subspace methods, such as Root-MUSIC, require the sources to be non-coherent, and are considerably degraded when this does not hold. In this work we propose Deep Root-MUSIC (DR-MUSIC); a data-driven DoA estimator which augments Root-MUSIC with a deep neural network applied to the empirical autocorrelation of the input. DR-MUSIC learns how to divide the observations into distinguishable subspaces, thus leveraging data to cope with coherent sources, low SNR and limited snapshots, while preserving the interpretability and the suitability of the model-based algorithm.


  • DoA estimation
  • deep learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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