Augusto Aubry

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Radar signal design in a spectrally crowded environment is a very challenging and topical problem due to the increasing demand for both military surveillance/remote-sensing capabilities and civilian wireless services. This paper deals with the synthesis of optimized radar waveforms ensuring spectral compatibility with the overlayed licensed electromagnetic(More)
In this paper, we propose a cognitive approach to design phase-only modulated waveforms sharing a desired range-Doppler response. The idea is to minimize the average value of the ambiguity function of the transmitted signal over some range-Doppler bins, which are identified exploiting a plurality of knowledge sources. From a technical point of view, this is(More)
In this paper, we study the joint design of Doppler robust transmit sequence and receive filter to improve the performance of an active sensing system dealing with signal-dependent interference. The signal-to-noise-plus-interference (SINR) of the filter output is considered as the performance measure of the system. The design problem is cast as a max-min(More)
We deal with the robust design of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) waveform covariance matrices that optimize the worst case (over steering mismatches) transmit beampattern assuming either the peak sidelobe level (PSL) or the integrated sidelobe level (ISL) as figure of merit. To this end, we model the uncertainty set associated with each steering(More)
In this paper, we deal with the problem of estimating the disturbance covariance matrix for radar signal processing applications, when a limited number of training data is present. We determine the maximum likelihood (ML) estimator of the covariance matrix starting from a set of secondary data, assuming a special covariance structure (i.e., the sum of a(More)
In this paper we deal with the problem of detecting an extended target embedded in homogeneous Gaussian interference with unknown but structured covariance matrix. We model the possible target echo, from each range bin under test, as a deterministic signal with an unknown scaling factor accounting for the target response. At the design stage, we exploit(More)
Assuming unknown target Doppler shift, we focus on robust joint design of the transmit radar waveform and receive Doppler filter bank in the presence of signal-dependent interference. We consider the worst case signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR) at the output of the filter bank as the figure of merit to optimize under both a similarity and an(More)
We deal with the problem of detecting point-like targets in diffuse multipath environments, modeling the target echo as the superposition of a deterministic signal with an unknown scaling factor (due to the direct path) plus a zero-mean complex circular symmetric Gaussian random vector with an unknown covariance matrix (accounting for the echoes from the(More)