Cooperative radar and communications signaling: The estimation and information theory odd couple

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We investigate cooperative radar and communications signaling. While each system typically considers the other system a source of interference, by considering the radar and communications operations to be a single joint system, the performance of both systems can, under certain conditions, be improved by the existence of the other. As an initial demonstration, we focus on the radar as relay scenario and present an approach denoted multiuser detection radar (MUDR). A novel joint estimation and information theoretic bound formulation is constructed for a receiver that observes communications and radar return in the same frequency allocation. The joint performance bound is presented in terms of the communication rate and the estimation rate of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Radar Conference
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Sensing to Information, RadarCon 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479920341
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarCon 2014 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 23 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Other2014 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarCon 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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