Performance analysis of communications & radar coexistence in a covert UWB OSA system

Shrawan C. Surender, Ram M. Narayanan, Chita R. Das

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Far-field target detection, multi-sensor communications, and security are essential requirements of first-emergency networks. A radar-communications system is a potential opportunistic spectrum access (OSA) solution, harnessing the co-existing advantages of radio detection and ranging (RADAR), and wireless communications. A multi-functional waveform has been designed, by embedding an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) signal within a spectrally notched ultra-wideband (UWB) random noise waveform. Extending that development, this paper analyzes the waveform's Bit-Error-Rate (BER) and Ambiguity Function (AF) formulations to demonstrate its OSA ability, that offers reliable multi-user communications, and high range and Doppler resolution in target detection. We further conclude that up to 30% of the available UWB bandwidth can be simultaneously utilized for concealed data communications without adversely affecting radar performance or its physical layer covertness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781424456383
StatePublished - 2010
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 6 2010Dec 10 2010

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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