Conditional and constrained joint optimization of RADAR waveforms
In this paper we describe a methodology of jointly designing waveforms for a semi-cooperative, distributed radar system. Some radars have waveforms which are fixed and cannot adapt. The remainder of the group must optimize their emanations conditioned on the existence of the non-cooperative radars. We term this 'conditional joint optimization.' A special case is termed constrained joint optimization examines the problem when the RADAR configuration is completely cooperative. Only classic constraints such as phase-only, finite energy, etc. are considered. The overall metric that is used in the optimization is signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR). We will show the results of a number of empirical experiments based on canonical spectra and knowledge aided sensor signal processing for expert reasoning (KASSPER) simulated data that show that a joint conditional design will outperform a non-cooperative, individually optimized RADAR network.
IEEE 2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Workshop
Subotic, N. S.,
Conditional and constrained joint optimization of RADAR waveforms.
IEEE 2007 International Waveform Diversity and Design Workshop, 387-394.
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