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Radar for Smart Defence, Security and Civilian Applications

This research is concerned with modern and smart radar system architectures for detecting, localising and tracking multiple targets in the presence of clutter, noise, interference and jammers. These radar architectures will be supported by novel and smart algorithms with super-resolution capabilities and maximum accuracy in estimating various parameters associated with the radar’s environment. 
RADAR is a classical defence and security subject. However, with the deployment of 5G+, a radar revolution is underway with many emerging applications beyond the “defence” and “security” domains. This research initiative is concerned with Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar which has emerged as a leading candidate for stimulating major new advancements in radar theory and systems. Compared with a phased array radar, a MIMO radar can be viewed as its generalised form and provides an increase in the flexibility of using multiple probing signals at its transmitter. This waveform diversity offers a superiority in several fundamental aspects of radar’s functionality, including parameter identifiability (i.e., more targets can be identified) and enhanced performance of parametric estimation. 

Led by Professor Athanassios Manikas in collaboration with Dr Anders Silander, Saab. 

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