Theory and application of optimum and adaptive MIMO radar

J. R. Guerci, M. C. Wicks, J. S. Bergin, P. M. Techau, S. U. Pillai

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This paper develops the theory of both optimum and adaptive MIMO radar. It is shown that the optimum MIMO transmit-receiver pair consists of a coupled multidimensional eigensystem and whitening matched filter. Also introduced, is an design procedure for the clutter dominant case. After illustrating theoretical performance gains relative to conventional radar, we address the practical problem of adapting the transmit-receiver pair on-the-fly when the optimization must address multiple possible targets and/or signal (input) dependent noise (e.g., clutter). The resulting architecture combines the orthogonal transmit waveform MIMO radar with the aforementioned coupled transmit-receiver design pair with adaptive estimates for the radar channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781424415397
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008 - Rome, Italy
Duration: May 26 2008May 30 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008


Other2008 IEEE Radar Conference, RADAR 2008


  • Adaptive
  • MIMO
  • Optimum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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