A Sparse Learning Approach to the Design of Radar Tunable Architectures with Enhanced Selectivity Properties [article]

Sudan Han, Luca Pallotta, Xiaotao Huang, Gaetano Giunta, Danilo Orlando
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper considers the design of tunable decision schemes capable of rejecting with high probability mismatched signals embedded in Gaussian interference with unknown covariance matrix. To this end, a sparse recovery technique is exploited to enhance the resolution at which the target angle of arrival is estimated with the objective to obtain high-selective detectors. The outcomes of this estimation procedure are used to devise detection architectures relying on either the twostage design
more » ... digm or heuristic design procedures based upon the generalized likelihood ratio test. Remarkably, the new decision rules exhibit a bounded-constant false alarm rate property and allow for a tradeoff between the matched detection performance and the rejection of undesired signals by tuning a design parameter. At the analysis stage, the performance of the newly proposed detectors is assessed also in comparison with existing selective competitors. The results show that the new detectors can outperform the considered counterparts in terms of rejection of unwanted signals, while retaining reasonable detection performance of matched signals.
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