Advanced Signaling Strategies for the Hybrid MIMO Phased-Array Radar
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SENSORS DIRECTORATE
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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 proposes new transmit signal selection strategies based on the observation that some MIMO signal sets, such as those proposed by us previously, cause a very rapid sequential or raster scan across some field of view. Exploiting this property allows one to create and process multiple beams simultaneously. Furthermore there exists a range-angle coupling in the transmit and receive signals that may lead to high-resolution target localization.
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding