MIMO Radars and Their Conventional Equivalents Registration

  • Date:  6/14/17
  • Event Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

Webinar Overview

Abstract: In this webinar, a new conventional array which has no grating lobes, the same resolution and about has the same accuracy as the MIMO full/thin array radar is presented. It uses the same search time and about the same power-aperture product to do volume search as the MIMO radar. The new conventional array consists of the same full and thin arrays but with their roles reversed with the thin array transmitting and the full array receiving. The new conventional array is called a thin/full array to distinguish it from the former full/thin array. The properties of the full/thin and thin/full MIMO and conventional array radars are detailed relative to waveforms and matched filter signal processing loads. The matched filter processing load for MIMO full/thin and thin/full arrays are dependent on whether the transmit or receive beam forming is done first. It is pointed out that MIMO radar systems do not have any advantages relative to barrage jammer, hot clutter jammer or repeater jammer suppression. Finally it is shown how the conventional thin/full array can be used for GMTI so that it should provide the same minimum detectable velocity.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Eli Brookner is well known for his contributions to radar technology. He retired from Raytheon as Principal Engineering Fellow in 2014 after a long and distinguished career. He has contributed to radars for air traffic control, defense, space and navigation – virtually every major defense radar program. Eli has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including Fellow of the IEEE, AIAA, and MSS and the 2006 IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology and Application and the 2003 IEEE Warren White Award. He has written numerous papers and articles and four books on radar systems, phased arrays and tracking. Eli received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York and his master’s and Dr.Sc. from Columbia University.