Dynamic transmit power allocation for distributed MIMO radar target detection

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Research units

  • Delft University of Technology


Distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radars can use multiple transmitters and receivers simultaneously to detect targets.In order to maximize the probability of target detection,it is necessary to allocate the available transmit power resources suitably. The optimal allocation requires calculating the probability of detection, which is a computationally complex task, so using the exact distribution is very difficult in a dynamic scenario.In order to alleviate this problem,we propose an approximate distribution that is computationally simpler. This approximation is compared with the exact distribution as well as other cost functions that depend on the distribution of the test statistic, including the Kullback-Leibler divergence. It is demonstrated that the approximate distribution works well in the power allocation problem for MIMO radar target detection.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 10th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, SAM 2018
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 201811 Jul 2018
Conference number: 10

Publication series

Name Proceedings of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop
ISSN (Print)1551-2282
ISSN (Electronic)2151-870X


WorkshopIEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop
Abbreviated titleSAM
CountryUnited Kingdom

    Research areas

  • MIMO radar, Optimization, Power allocation, Target detection

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