Mutual Information-Based Waveform Design for MIMO Radar Space-Time Adaptive Processing
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
This article considers the waveform design problem for airborne multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems with space-time adaptive processing (STAP). We choose the mutual information between the received signal and the target impulse response as the design metric to achieve enhanced detection performance under the influences from neighboring range cells. In order to solve the resulting optimization problem, we first decompose the objective function into two parts and consider their optimization individually. We optimize the first part by relaxing it using an upper bound and optimize the second part using a simple optimization procedure based on the majorization-minimization (MM) algorithm. The alternation direction method of multipliers (ADMM) framework is then adopted to derive the overall solution, where the MM algorithm is employed again to handle the fourth-order term of the waveform vector. Numerical results are provided to show that the proposed algorithm has better detection performance than that of the existing methods.
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