Predicted detection performance of MIMO radar

Chaoran Du, John S. Thompson, Yvan Petillot

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It has been shown that multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems can improve target detection performance significantly by exploiting the spatial diversity gain. We introduce the system model in which the radar target is composed of a finite number of small scatterers and derive the formula to evaluate the theoretical probability of detection for the system having an arbitrary array-target configuration. The results can be used to predict the detection performance of the actual MIMO radar without time-consuming simulations. © 2007 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Detection performance
  • Finite scatterers model
  • Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
  • Radar
  • Spatial diversity


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