MIMO radar beampattern optimization with ripple control using sum-of-squares representation

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In this paper, we introduce a MIMO radar transmit beam-pattern optimization method in which the peak sidelobe level and the ripple of the focus region can be controlled. Using the sum-of-squares representation of trigonometric polynomials, the beampattern optimization can be done without discretizing the angle domain. The disadvantage of this method is that the desired beampattern has to be a piece-wise trigonometric polynomial or piece-wise constant. Given that the actual beampattern is a trigonometric polynomial, this constraint on the desired beampattern does not incur a loss of performance. It is shown that considerable reduction in computational complexity with equal or smaller approximation error compared to the discretized optimization approach can be achieved when optimizing two-dimensional beampatterns.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of 51st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2017
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAsilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017
Conference number: 51

Publication series

NameAsilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2303


ConferenceAsilomar Conference on Signals, Systems & Computers
Abbreviated titleASILOMAR
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove

    Research areas

  • beampattern design, convex optimization, MIMO radar, sum-of-squares representation, transmit beamforming

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