On Range Sidelobe Reduction for Dual-Functional Radar-Communication Waveforms

Fan Liu, Christos Masouros, Tharmalingam Ratnarajah, Athina Petropulu

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In this letter, we propose a novel waveform design for multi-input multi-output (MIMO) dual-functional radar-communication systems by taking the range sidelobe control into consideration. In particular, we focus on optimizing the weighted summation of communication and radar metrics under per-antenna power budget. While the formulated optimization problem is non-convex, we develop a first-order descent algorithm by exploiting the manifold structure of its feasible region, which finds a near-optimal solution within a low computational overhead. Numerical results show that the proposed waveform design outperforms the conventional techniques by improving the communication rate while reducing the range sidelobe level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9102248
Pages (from-to)1572-1576
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Dual-function radar-communication
  • manifold optimization
  • range sidelobe
  • waveform design


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