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Joint OFDM Waveform Design for Communications and Sensing Convergence

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2020 - Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728150895
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications -
Duration: 7 Jun 202011 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications


This paper discusses waveform design for a joint radar and communication system, where the radar transceiver and the communication transmitter are considered to be the same full-duplex base station. The downlink orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform of the communication system is used also for sensing. Thus, unused subcarriers within the OFDM symbols are exploited for radar purposes and filled up with optimized complex-valued data, so as to minimize the lower bounds of the variances of the delay and Doppler estimates of radar target parameters, while maintaining an acceptable level of performance for the communication system. The results indicate that significant improvements can be made for the radar system, but in compensation, the power allocated for the communication subcarriers needs to be reduced. Thus, a trade-off between the converged systems allows both to operate together with reduced performance degradation.

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