Novel System Architecture and Waveform Design for Cognitive Radar Radio Networks
A novel approach for encapsulating communication and radar functionalities in a single waveform design for Cognitive Radar Radio (CRR) networks is proposed. This approach aims at extracting the target parameters from the radar scene, as well as facilitating high data rate communications between CRR nodes by adopting a single waveform optimization solution. Each CRR node encapsulates its communication data into the radar signal such that the radio and radar information is always separable and can be shared over the entire network. Such CRR networks are aimed at addressing the communication and radar detection problems in mission-critical and military applications, where there is a need of integrating the knowledge about the target scene gained from distinct radar entities functioning in tandem with each other.