Joint adaptive waveform design and direction-of-arrival tracking

Oshri Naparstek*, Amir Leshem

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The ability to adapt waveforms to the changing properties of targets is a very important feature for radars. Adaptive waveform design can improve the estimation and tracking of targets dramatically. In this paper we propose a joint scheme for adaptive multiple waveforms design and multi-target parameter estimation and tracking for extended targets. We combine our previous work on information theoretic waveform design for multiple extended targets with an iterative joint direction-of-arrival and target frequency response estimation. The results can improve wide band high range resolution (HRR) applications. The method is computationally attractive, since the waveform design stage involves convex optimization. The performance gains of the adaptive design process are demonstrated in simulations. The proposed algorithm shows benefits of 2-3 dB compared to flat spectrum waveform in terms of received SNR, and yields better resolution capability due to the adaptive waveform design.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 26 May 200830 May 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008


Conference2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008


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