A Power Control Problem for a Dual Communication-Radar System Facing a Jamming Threat

Andrey Garnaev, Athina Petropulu, Wade Trappe, H. Vincent Poor

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A dual purpose communication and radar system is considered, operating in the presence of a jammer. The system transmits communication signals and uses their reflections off targets to support target tracking. A game theoretic framework is used to design the system, i.e., determine power allocations, so that the performance of both communication and radar components is optimized. Two metrics are considered and compared for system design: (a) a weighted combination of signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) of the communication and radar components, reflecting the performance of both components; and (b) a weighted combination of the inverse SINRs of the corresponding components, reflecting the latency in the performance of the components. The comparison suggests that the latency metric enables a design that requires less a priori information on fading gains, and further, as the decision rule can be derived in closed form, the design is easier implementable in practice. The interaction between the system and the jammer is modeled by non-zero sum games. A Bayesian extension of the games allows us to investigate the impact that incomplete information about the underlying network parameters has upon the strategies that should be employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189420
StatePublished - Sep 21 2020
Event2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 21 2020Sep 25 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Conference2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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