Closed-form solution to directly design frequency modulated waveforms for beampatterns

Sajid Ahmed, Seifallah Jardak, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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The targets image performance depends on the transmit beampattern and power-spectral-density of the probing signal. To design such probing signals for multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) radar, conventional algorithms are iterative in nature, therefore high computational complexity restricts their use in real time applications. In this paper, to achieve the desired beampattern, a novel closed-form algorithm to design frequency-modulated (FM) waveforms for MIMO radar is proposed. The proposed algorithm has negligible computational complexity and yields unity peak-to-average power ratio constant envelope waveforms. Moreover, in contrast to the narrow band algorithms, it has almost flat main and side lobes. In the proposed algorithm, a relationship between the width of symmetric beampattern and the product of initial frequency and duration of the baseband FM waveforms is developed.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781509059904
StatePublished - Mar 12 2018

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was funded by a grant from the office of competitive research funding (OCRF) at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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