Minimum sidelobe beampattern design for MIMO radar systems: A robust approach


In this paper, we propose a robust transmit beampattern design for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems. The objective considered here is minimization of the beampattern sidelobes, subject to constraints on the transmit power where the waveform co-variance matrix is the optimization variable. Motivated by the fact that the steering vectors are subject to uncertainties in practice, we propose a worst-case robust beampattern design where the uncertainties are parameterized by a deterministic set. We show that the resulting non-convex maximin problem can be translated into a convex problem. We numerically illustrate that the steering vector uncertainty yields a severe degradation in the array performance, i.e., the transmit beampattern. Also, we show that the proposed robust design improves the transmit beampattern by reducing the worst case sidelobe peak levels.

DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2014.6854617

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@article{Shariati2014MinimumSB, title={Minimum sidelobe beampattern design for MIMO radar systems: A robust approach}, author={Nafiseh Shariati and Dave Zachariah and Mats Bengtsson}, journal={2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)}, year={2014}, pages={5312-5316} }