Radar Constant-Modulus Waveform Design for Multiple Extended Targets

Wenzhen YUE  Yan ZHANG  Jingwen XIE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A    No.3    pp.888-892
Publication Date: 2017/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E100.A.888
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
radar waveform design,  constant-modulus waveform,  multiple targets,  QPSK waveform,  

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The problem of radar constant-modulus (CM) waveform design for the detection of multiple targets is considered in this paper. The CM constraint is imposed from the perspective of hardware realization and full utilization of the transmitter's power. Two types of CM waveforms — the arbitrary-phase waveform and the quadrature phase shift keying waveform — are obtained by maximizing the minimum of the signal-to-clutter-plus-noise ratios of the various targets. Numerical results show that the designed CM waveforms perform satisfactorily, even when compared with their counterparts without constraints on the peak-to-average ratio.