Adaptive sequential refinement: A tractable approach for ambiguity function shaping in cognitive radar

Omar Aldayel, Tiantong Guo, Vishal Monga, Muralidhar Rangaswamy

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Abstract

Ambiguity function shaping continues to be one of the most challenging open problems in cognitive radar. Analytically, a complex quartic function should be optimized as a function of the radar waveform code. Practical considerations further require that the waveform be constant modulus, which exacerbates the issue and leads to a hard non-convex problem. We develop a new approach called Adaptive Sequential Refinement (ASR) to suppress the clutter returns for a desired range-Doppler, i.e. ambiguity function response. ASR solves the aforementioned optimization problem in a unique iterative manner such that the formulation is updated depending on the iteration index. We establish formally that: 1.) the problem in each step of the iteration has a closed form solution, and 2.) monotonic decrease of the cost function until convergence is guaranteed. Experimental validation shows that ASR produces a radar waveform with higher Signal to Interference Ratio (SIR) and superior ambiguity function shaping than state of the art alternatives even as its computational burden is orders of magnitude lower.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages573-577
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538618233
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 10 2018
Event51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Oct 29 2017Nov 1 2017

Publication series

NameConference Record of 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
Volume2017-October

Other

Other51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period10/29/1711/1/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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