This paper presents an alternative technique for DOA (direction-of-arrival) estimation. For generating a weight vector orthogonal to the signal subspace, a modified version of MES (minimum eigenvalue searching ) method is introduced. The performance of the proposed technique is compared to that of the conventional ED (eigen decomposition) method in terms of angle resolution for a number of snapshots during agiven observation period as well as various SNR's. In addition, the superiority of the suggested technique is shown, by analyzing the required computational load of the proposed MES and conventional ED method. A novel procedure of simplifying the MES proposed in  is presented on that purpose. Another advnatage of the proposed technique is that it is performed independently of the detection of the number of signal components, which makes it possible to estimate the DOA's of clusters consisting of infinite number of inseparable signal components.
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