Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar: Performance issues

K. W. Forsythe, Daniel Bliss, G. S. Fawcett

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The application of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) techniques to multistage radar offers a number of advantages, including improved resolution and sensitivity. Depending upon the radar's mode of operation, the array design, and the environment, these advantages may or may not be significant. In this paper, a simple analytic model for Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) radar detection is presented and its predictions are compared with simulation. Conventional Single-Input Multiple Output (SIMO) and MIMO GMTI radars are compared in terms of minimum detectable velocity, area-search rates, and array sidelobes. Optimal waveform cross-correlation matrices are identified for MIMO radars, given different performance criteria. Finally, bounds are developed for MIMO arrays with uniformly sampled virtual apertures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
EditorsM.B. Matthews
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Record of the Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2004Nov 10 2004


OtherConference Record of the Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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