ICE Seminar « MIMO, which applications in radar? »

Sept. 3rd 2020, 2 pm
Online event (see link below)

MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) radar refers to the use of multiple transmitters and receivers, for sensing the environment and the targets present in this environment. Basically MIMO radar uses multiple antennas that transmit correlated or uncorrelated waveforms. For the last ten years MIMO has led to extensive research and publications, both in communications and Radar domains. Why such interest for MIMO in radar? Beside the prolific amount of public

ations, how to assess the interest of MIMO to overcome the current limitations of conventional radar? The lecture attempts to answer these questions. After a summary of the state of art – we may notice that MIMO was invented more than 25 years ago – the lecture will provide the fundamentals of MIMO radar, how to define a MIMO radar configuration, introduce the signal model, waveform design, signal processing, detection and localization. A particular emphasis will be put on the coherent MIMO in conjunction with the unique properties of the MIMO steering vector. A large part will be focused on applications, including MIMO-STAP for GMTI, low frequency radar for coastal maritime surveillance.

Marc Lesturgie obtained the Engineering degree in 1985 from ENSAE in France (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace), and a Master degree in Electronic & Microwave from University of Toulouse in 1986. In 2005 he obtained a Research Directorship Habilitation thesis from the University of Paris VI He joined the French Aerospace Lab (ONERA) in 1985 and worked in a wide range of low frequency and new radar concepts, covering bistatic, multistatic and distributed radars. From 1996 to 2000 he is the head of the « New radar concepts » team in ONERA. In 2006, Marc Lesturgie is appointed as Director of SONDRA (Supelec-ONERA-NUS-DSTA Research Alliance) -a joint laboratory established in Supelec between France and Singapore. In 2007 he is the Head of the Electromagnetics department in Supelec. In 2008, still Director of the SONDRA laboratory, Marc Lesturgie is also Deputy Director at the Electromagnetics and Radar Department of ONERA. Since 2005, he has been also an Adjunct Principle Research Scientist with the Temasek Laboratories, at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Chairman of the SEE/Committee 23 (radio-location and navigation) between 2000 and 2006, he has organized several International conferences as Technical Chairman of the International Conference on Radar Systems in 2004 and 2009, and General Chair in 2014 and 2019 (radar conference held in Toulon). Marc Lesturgie is Senior member of the IEEE, Fellow and Emeritus member of SEE, Professor of the CentraleSupelec faculty and lectures regularly in French or overseas Universities.