EDI CON Online: MIMO Radar for Vehicles

  • Webinar Date

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

  • Webinar Time

    10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET

Webinar Overview

Analyzed here is the most common Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) radar architectures being considered for automobile radars. It is shown that for some cases conventional radars having the same number of elements can provide better angle resolution and accuracy and at the same time provide much lower antenna sidelobes. MIMO radars are explained in simple physical terms rather than heavy exotic math. The totally physical explanation of MIMO radar gives one a feel for where to use MIMO radars in the future.

It is shown that contrary to what is claimed in the literature, MIMO radars do not provide orders of magnitude better resolution and accuracy than conventional radars. It is shown that MIMO radars do not provide better performance against barrage and hot clutter jammers. Against repeater jammers, MIMO may provide worse performance. The Radar equation for MIMO radars is developed. Where MIMO radar could be useful is for car radars, OTH radar, and for coherently or incoherent combining radars to get increased sensitivity with existing radars is covered.

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Eli Brookner is one of the most well-know radar experts in the industry. Brookner has a MEE & Dr. Sc. Columbia Un. ’55 &’62; BEE CCNY, ’53 and worked at Raytheon from 1962-2014 as a Principal Engineering Fellow. He worked on radars for air traffic control, military defense, space & navigation: on ASDE-X, ASTOR RADARSAT II, AGBR, major Space Based Radar programs, NAVSPASUR, COBRA DANE, PAVE PAWS, MSR, COBRA JUDY Replacement, THAAD, SIVAM, SPY-3, Patriot, BMEWS, UEWR, SRP, Pathfinder, Upgrade for >70 ARSRs, AMDR, Space Fence, 3DELRR. Before Raytheon: Columbia Un Electronics Research Lab. [now RRI], Nicolet, & Rome AF Lab. Awards: IEEE 2006 Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technology & Application; IEEE ’03 Warren White Award; Radio Club of America (RCA) Armstrong Medal 2017; 2017 IEEE AESS Outstanding Organizational Leadership Award; Journal of Franklin Inst. Premium Award for 1966 best paper; IEEE Wheeler Prize for Best Applications Paper, 1998. Fellow: IEEE, AIAA, & MSS. 4 books: Tracking and Kalman Filtering Made Easy, Wiley, 1998; Practical Phased Array Antenna Systems (1991), Aspects of Modern Radar (1988), and Radar Technology (1977), Artech. >10,000 attended courses in 25 countries. Banquet & keynote speaker 13 times. >230 publications. >100 invited. 6 papers in Books of Reprints. 10 patents, several webinars on phased arrays and MIMO (for one 760 registered from 61 countries), 735 registered for his Boston IEEE 1972 Radar Lecture Series which was taped and shown around the world.