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Optimality Criteria for Adaptive Waveform Design in MIMO Radar Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensor Signal Processing for Defence
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2017


Adaptive waveform design in MIMO radar can improve the estimation of target parameters. Comparing the relative benefits of known optimality criteria, namely the A-optimal, D-optimal and E-optimal criteria, is important to inform the best implementation of actual MIMO radar adaptive waveform design systems. In this paper we provide such a comparison, both theoretically and by assessing simulated numerical results. Whilst all three criteria are complementary, and thus all potentially could have a role in adaptive waveform design for MIMO radar, our results indicate that a system which generally uses A-optimal design, but switches to E-optimal design in some circumstances may be suitable for practical application.

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