Power Allocation for Distributed Passive Radar Systems with Occasional Node Failure


O. Taghizadeh, G. Alirezaei, R. Mathar,


        In this paper, we address the optimal power allocation problem for a distributed passive radar system, where occasional node failures are taken into account. The goal of the network is to provide a reliable estimation from a target signal, by collecting and combining the individual observations from the network in a centralized node. In this regard, a minimum mean squared error (MMSE) problem is formulated for unbiased class of estimators, where a stochastical model regarding sensor failure is incorporated. As it is shown, the Karush Kuhn Tucker (KKT)
conditions of optimality result in a solution algorithm with a water-filling (WF) structure, which provides an analytic optimal solution. In the end, numerical simulations illustrate the effect of the different network parameters on the resulting performance.

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	author = {Omid Taghizadeh and Gholamreza Alirezaei and Rudolf Mathar},
	title = "Power Allocation for Distributed Passive Radar Systems with Occasional Node Failure",
	pages = "1-6",
	booktitle = "The {IEEE} International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE'15)",
	address = {Orlando, Florida, USA},
	month = Dec,
	year = 2015,
	hsb = RWTH-2016-00003,


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