Distributed RADAR waveform design based on compressive sensing considerations

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In this paper we describe a joint waveform design methodology for distributed imaging RADARs using the concepts of compressive sensing. Compressive sensing is an active area of research that offers the promise of good object reconstruction with a sparse measurement set. The measurement set of the scene is based on a set of 'probes,' the RADAR waveforms. The set of measurements must satisfy the restricted isometry property and the scene being interrogated must be 'compressible' meaning that it can be sparsely represented in some basis. We examine waveform and position considerations for a distributed RADAR system to satisfy these constraints and show their impact on waveform design and image reconstruction.

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© 2008 IEEE Publisher's version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2008.4721070

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2008 IEEE Radar Conference