Remote Sensing, Vol. 14, Pages 3904: Transmit Antenna Selection and Power Allocation for Joint Multi-Target Localization and Discrimination in MIMO Radar with Distributed Antennas under Deception Jamming (Remote Sensing)
In this paper, with the aim of performing joint multi-target localization and discrimination tasks, a performance-driven resource allocation scheme is proposed. In the first, by establishing the signal model under deception jamming and utilizing the maximum likelihood (ML) estimator, the estimation information of targets can be obtained. Secondly, the Cramer–Rao lower bound (CRLB) for the transmit antenna selection and power allocation is derived. Then, to fully utilize the difference in spatial distribution between true and false targets, a false target discriminator based on the CRLB of the distance deception parameter is utilized. By introducing the nondimensionalization mechanism, we build an optimal objective function of target localization error and discrimination probability. Subsequently, a joint multi-target localization and discrimination optimization model has been established, which is mathematically a non-smooth and non-convex problem. By introducing an auxiliary variable, we propose a three-step solution strategy for solving this problem. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can improve the performance of joint localization accuracy and discrimination ability (JLADA) by more than 30% compared with the algorithms only for localization or discrimination. Meanwhile, by utilizing the proposed algorithm, the composite indicators of JLADA can decrease more than 70% compared with the uniform allocation scheme.