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Radar waveform diversity for tracking
Author(s): Yury Grishin
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a brief survey of the main approaches for solving the problem of radar waveform selection for optimal tracking. The traditional approach to the system design has been to treat the detection and tracking subsystems as completely separate entities. In last years some new types of radars equipped with highly agile software driven waveform generators have appeared. This makes it possible to change the transmitted waveform at each time step for obtaining minimal tracking errors. Thus the problem of the waveform selection can be formulated as the optimisation problem of the following form: for given class of signals and target movement model to find the tracking filter structure and waveform parameter sequence which result in a minimum variance estimate of the target state vector. Two main approaches to waveform optimising have been considered in the paper: the control theoretic approach and information theoretic approach. The relationships between sensor characteristics and tracking algorithm are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7502, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009, 75021A (6 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837363
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Yury Grishin, Bialystok Technical Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7502:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Krzysztof S. Kulpa, Editor(s)

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