Abstract: This paper presents a simulation study of a smart antenna system on basis of direction-of-arrival estimation for identifying the direction of desired signal using Multiple Signal Classification (MUSIC) algorithm. In recent times smart antennas are gaining more popularity by increasing user capacity, achieved by effectively reducing interference. In this paper, performance and resolution analysis of the algorithm is made. Its sensitivity to various perturbations and the effect of parameters such as the number of array elements and the spacing between them which are related to the design of the array sensor are investigated. The analysis is based on uniform linear array antenna and the calculation of the pseudo spectrum function of the algorithm. MATLAB is used for simulating the algorithm.

Keywords: Smart antenna, DOA, MUSIC, Pseudo spectrum, MATLAB.