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Multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems have gained significant attention as they can enhance target detection, identification and parameter estimation performance. In this paper, we consider the problem of optimizing the target tracking performance of a widely-separated MIMO radar system by scheduling the transmitter sensors and adaptively designing their waveforms. Specifically, for a tracking scenario consisting of a large number of MIMO radars, we propose: (a) a transmitter scheduling algorithm to achieve tracking performance gains based on resource constraints; and (b) an adaptive waveform optimization algorithm that further improves tracking performance. Under an ideal receiver assumption, we evaluate the predicted tracking mean-squared error using the derived Craḿer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) on the estimation of the target states. The scheduling algorithm is then formulated as a mixed boolean-convex optimization problem to minimize the CRLB. The optimum waveform parameters are adaptively obtained using sequential quadratic programming. The effectiveness of combining the MIMO radar technology with adaptive waveform design and sensor scheduling was demonstrated with simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - 43rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event43rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2009Nov 4 2009

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Other43rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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