Optimization of RADAR Waveforms - WARP

MTRI's engineers technical goal is to design waveforms for a semi-cooperative, distributed RADAR system.

Conditional joint optimization: Waveform design of adaptable RADAR, conditioned on the existence of non-cooperative RADARs.

Constrained joint optimization: Special case of conditional joint optimization where a cooperative network’s waveforms are designed subject to real-world limitations.

RADAR Network

Block Diagram

waveform 1

Constrained Waveform Optimization Approach

Phase-only Constraint

waveform 2

For Additional Information

Nikola Subotic, Ph.D.
Co-Director
734.913-6859
nikola.subotic@mtu.edu

Joseph Burns, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
734.913.6857
joseph.burns@mtu.edu

Conditional Waveform Optimization Approach

Use Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization to define the spectral support of the conditional subspace