Robust Transmission Waveform Design for Distributed Multiple-Radar Systems Based on Low Probability of Intercept

Chenguang Shi, Fei Wang, Mathini Sellathurai, Jianjiang Zhou, Huan Zhang

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This paper addresses the problem of robust waveform design for distributed multiple-radar systems (DMRSs) based on low probability of intercept (LPI), where signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) and mutual information (MI) are utilized as the metrics for target detection and information extraction, respectively. Recognizing that a precise characterization of a target spectrum is impossible to capture in practice, we consider that a target spectrum lies in an uncertainty class bounded by known upper and lower bounds. Based on this model, robust waveform design approaches for the DMRS are developed based on LPI-SINR and LPI-MI criteria, where the total transmitting energy is minimized for a given system performance. Numerical results show the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-80
Number of pages11
JournalETRI Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Robust waveform design
  • distributed multiple-radar system
  • low probability of intercept
  • signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio
  • mutual information
  • DMRS
  • LPI
  • SINR
  • MI

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