Title

Waveform design for multistatic radar dsetection

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

7-1-2009

Abstract

We derive the optimal Neyman-Pearson (NP) detector and its performance, and then present a methodology for the design of the transmit signal for a multistatic radar receiver. The detector assumes a Swerling I extended target model as well as signal-dependent noise, i.e., clutter. It is shown that the NP detection performance does not immediately lead to an obvious signal design criterion so that as an alternative, a divergence criterion is proposed for signal design. A simple method for maximizing the divergence, termed the maximum marginal allocation algorithm, is presented and is guaranteed to find the global maximum. The overall approach is a generalization of previous work that determined the optimal detector and transmit signal for a monostatic radar. © 2006 IEEE.

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

Volume

45

Issue

3

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