Radar waveform design for spectral coexistence

Aaron M. Jones, Francis Watson, Brian D. Rigling

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In this chapter we discuss design techniques and constraints that facilitate a waveform that is useful for radar. While signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) have historically been the primary drivers of waveform design and are certainly discussed here, the growing need for spectral coexistence is eliciting new metrics and design approaches that address a broader set of considerations. This chapter also examines the use of performance prediction models as a means to establish relationships between waveform constraints and SINR performance, which are critical for detection in spectrally crowded environments. An empirical approach is discussed along with models that provide an intuitive way to understand the complex relationships between constraints and SINR performance in dynamic situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadar and Communication Spectrum Sharing
EditorsShannon D. Blunt, Erik S. Perrins
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Pages551 –595
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9781785613586
ISBN (Print)9781785613579
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


  • Signal processing
  • Radar signal processing


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