Robust transmit beampattern design for uniform linear arrays using correlated LFM waveforms
Abeysekera, Saman S.
Date of Issue2015
2015 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
This paper presents a robust design of the transmit beampattern for uniform linear antenna arrays. Existing designs are usually completed at the stage of achieving an optimal transmit covariance matrix from identifying a weighting matrix with the assumption of ideally orthogonal waveforms. However, we propose a compensation technique to achieve the optimal covariance matrix without the requirement of orthogonality. The corresponding solutions identify a set of weighting matrices that are robust against the imperfection of the waveforms. As a result, a set of easy-to-generate partially correlated linear frequency modulated (LFM) waveforms can be used to achieve identical transmit beampatterns which could be synthesized by ideally orthogonal multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar waveforms. The proposed robust design is evaluated via numerical examples
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