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Radar Waveform Design Based on Optimization Theory

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Editors: Guolong Cui 1 ; Antonio De Maio 2 ; Alfonso Farina 3 ; Jian Li 4
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Publication Year: 2020

This book provides an overview of radar waveform synthesis obtained as the result of computational optimization processes and covers the most challenging application fields. The book balances a practical point of view with a rigorous mathematical approach corroborated with a wealth of numerical study cases and some real experiments. Additionally, the book has a cross-disciplinary approach because it exploits cross-fertilization with the recent research and discoveries in optimization theory. The material of the book is organized into ten chapters, each one completed with a comprehensive list of references. The following topics are covered: recent advances of binary sequence designs and their applications; quadratic optimization for unimodular sequence synthesis and applications; a computational design of phase-only (possibly binary) sequences for radar systems; constrained radar code design for spectrally congested environments via quadratic optimization; robust transmit code and receive filter design for extended targets detection in clutter; optimizing radar transceiver for Doppler processing via non-convex programming; radar waveform design via the majorization-minimization framework; Lagrange programming neural network for radar waveform design; cognitive local ambiguity function shaping with spectral coexistence and experiments; and relative entropy based waveform design for MIMO radar. Targeted at an audience of radar engineers and researchers, this book provides thorough and up-to-date coverage of optimisation theory for radar waveform design.

Inspec keywords: quadratic programming; filtering theory; Doppler radar; waveform analysis; entropy codes; binary sequences; radar transmitters; MIMO radar; radar receivers; radar clutter; radar theory; cognitive radar; minimisation; concave programming; radar computing; neural nets; radar detection

Other keywords: nonconvex programming; unimodular sequence synthesis; quadratic optimization; radar transceiver optimization; cognitive local ambiguity function shaping; phase-only sequences; extended targets detection; robust transmit code; Doppler processing; clutter; computational design; optimization theory; MIMO radar; Lagrange programming neural network; relative entropy-based waveform design; spectral coexistence; radar waveform design; constrained radar code design; spectrally congested environments; radar systems; receive filter design; binary sequence designs; majorization-minimization framework

Subjects: Signal processing theory; Codes; Radar equipment, systems and applications; General and management topics; Signal detection; General electrical engineering topics; Optimisation techniques; Mathematical analysis; Neural computing techniques; Filtering methods in signal processing; Mathematical analysis; Neural nets; Optimisation techniques; Electrical engineering computing; Radar theory

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