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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 946817, 12 pages
Research Article

The Optimization Problems of Transmit and Receive Design for Radar Operating in Littoral Zones

Harbin Institute of Technology, Wenhua West Road No. 2, P.O. Box 55, Weihai, Shandong 264209, China

Received 3 January 2014; Revised 24 March 2014; Accepted 25 March 2014; Published 17 April 2014

Academic Editor: Zhan Shu

Copyright © 2014 Yi-nan Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The complex environments of the littoral zones prevent the radar from operating efficiently. We propose a waveform and filter design approach to help the radar improve the performance in littoral zones. The approach includes a phase-only nonlinear programming method for suppressing correlation sidelobes in specified Doppler and range intervals, and an alternating projection based algorithm for designing receive filters. Several numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the usage and effectiveness of the proposed methods.