Joint Sensing and Communications Multiple-Access System Design and Experimental Characterization

Richard M. Gutierrez, Hanguang Yu, Alex R. Chiriyath, Gerard Gubash, Andrew Herschfelt, Daniel Bliss

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Abstract

One solution to addressing the spectral congestion problem is to co-design communications and remote sensing systems to cooperate, such that each system benefits from the presence of one another. In this work, we present a novel joint sensing and communications multiple access system architecture that allows for simultaneous decoding of communications information and radar target tracking and parameter estimation within the same space, time, and frequency continuum. We demonstrate the feasibility of this co-design architecture by implementing it on a network of software defined radios (SDRs). To characterize the system, we consider a scenario where one transceiver transmits an emulated radar return waveform, while a second transceiver simultaneously transmits a communications waveform. A third transceiver receives and processes the emulated radar return and communications waveforms jointly. The radar transmitter and joint sensing and communications receiver acts as a quasi-monostatic tracking radar. We characterize the joint performance of the system using the communications and estimation rate metrics. The results show that the system achieves high throughput and excellent radar tracking performance for the given experiment parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668542
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019 - Big Sky, United States
Duration: Mar 2 2019Mar 9 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
Volume2019-March
ISSN (Print)1095-323X

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky
Period3/2/193/9/19

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multiple access
systems engineering
communication
Systems analysis
radar
Communication
transmitter receivers
Transceivers
waveforms
Radar
tracking radar
radar transmitters
Tracking radar
Radar transmitters
Radar tracking
radar targets
congestion
radar tracking
Radio receivers
decoding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Gutierrez, R. M., Yu, H., Chiriyath, A. R., Gubash, G., Herschfelt, A., & Bliss, D. (2019). Joint Sensing and Communications Multiple-Access System Design and Experimental Characterization. In 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019 [8741844] (IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2019-March). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2019.8741844

Joint Sensing and Communications Multiple-Access System Design and Experimental Characterization. / Gutierrez, Richard M.; Yu, Hanguang; Chiriyath, Alex R.; Gubash, Gerard; Herschfelt, Andrew; Bliss, Daniel.

2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019. IEEE Computer Society, 2019. 8741844 (IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2019-March).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gutierrez, RM, Yu, H, Chiriyath, AR, Gubash, G, Herschfelt, A & Bliss, D 2019, Joint Sensing and Communications Multiple-Access System Design and Experimental Characterization. in 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019., 8741844, IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, vol. 2019-March, IEEE Computer Society, 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019, Big Sky, United States, 3/2/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2019.8741844
Gutierrez RM, Yu H, Chiriyath AR, Gubash G, Herschfelt A, Bliss D. Joint Sensing and Communications Multiple-Access System Design and Experimental Characterization. In 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019. IEEE Computer Society. 2019. 8741844. (IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2019.8741844
Gutierrez, Richard M. ; Yu, Hanguang ; Chiriyath, Alex R. ; Gubash, Gerard ; Herschfelt, Andrew ; Bliss, Daniel. / Joint Sensing and Communications Multiple-Access System Design and Experimental Characterization. 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2019. IEEE Computer Society, 2019. (IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings).
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