Accession Number:

ADA509794

Title:

Ambiguity Function Analysis for the Hybrid Mimo Phased-Array Radar (Postprint)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV HOUGHTON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The Hybrid MIMO Phased Array Radar, or HMPAR, is a notional concept for a multisensor radar architecture that combines elements of traditional phased-array radar with the emerging technology of Multiple-Input Multiple Output MIMO radar. A HMPAR comprises a large number, MP, of TR elements, organized into M subarrays of P elements each. Within each subarray, passive element level phase shifting is used to steer transmit and receive beams in some desired fashion. Each of the M subarrays are in turn driven by independently amplified phase-coded signals. This paper derives a version of the radar ambiguity function that is appropriate for this radar architecture. The ambiguity function is a function of time delay, Doppler frequency shift, and two or more spatial variables. An illustrative example for a particular MIMO signal set is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE