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Optimal waveforms for MIMO radar systems employing the generalized detector
Author(s): Vyacheslav Tuzlukov
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Paper Abstract

We consider the problem of waveform design for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems employing the generalized detector that is constructed based on the generalized approach to signal processing in noise. We investigate the case of an extended target and without limiting ourselves to orthogonal waveforms. Instead, we develop a procedure to design the optimal waveform that maximizes the signal-to-interference plus-noise ratio (SINR) at the generalized detector output. The optimal waveform requires a knowledge of both target and clutter statistics. We also develop several suboptimal waveforms requiring knowledge of target statistics only, clutter statistics only, or both. Thus, the transmit waveforms are adjusted based on target and clutter statistics. A model for the radar returns that incorporates the transmit waveforms is developed. The target detection problem is formulated for that model. Optimal and suboptimal algorithms are derived for designing the transmit waveforms under different assumptions regarding the statistical information available to the generalized detector. The performance of these algorithms is illustrated by computer simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7697, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIX, 76971G (27 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850858
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Vyacheslav Tuzlukov, Kyungpook National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7697:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XIX
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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