Peak Sidelobe Level Based Waveform Optimization for OFDM Joint Radar-Communications

Musa Furkan Keskin, R. Firat Tigrek, Canan Aydogdu, Franz Lampel, Henk Wymeersch, Alex Alvarado, Frans M.J. Willems

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We propose a novel joint radar communication waveform design method based on OFDM spectrum allocation to trade off radar and communication performance. The proposed approach combines the water filling optimization to maximize the communication rate for slow fading channels with windowing to reduce pulse compression peak sidelobe level (PSL) for the radar. A trade-off between communication and radar performance is demonstrated by modifying the constraints of the optimization problem. The results show that, depending on the channel response, the proposed optimization method can significantly reduce PSL with limited impact on the data rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 17th European Radar Conference (EuRAD)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870613
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2021
Event17th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2020 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Jan 202115 Jan 2021


Conference17th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2020


  • Joint radar and communications
  • OFDM radar
  • peak sidelobe level


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