2004 IEEE Radar Conference

Innovative Radar Technologies - Expanding System Capabilities

 April 26-29, 2004 Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Session 3B.3
Phased array radar resource management: a comparison of scheduling algorithms

Chris J Baker - UCL, Karl Woodbridge - University College London - Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, S?rgio L. de C. Miranda - University College London - Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Hugh D GRIFFITHS - University College London

Tue, 27 April 2004, 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM


Scheduling is an important sub-problem of radar resource management as there is a strong correlation between how tasks should be carried out and the time available to perform them. In this paper, two scheduling algorithms presented in the literature are compared to investigate whether there are significant differences in their performance related to the allocation of radar time resources. We developed a radar model applying a modular architecture to use the same operating and environment conditions in the analysis. The results suggest that both algorithms provide similar performance, apart from minor differences explained here.


Prof Chris J Baker - UCL

Chris Baker is Professor of radar research within the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department of University College London. He has been actively engaged in radar system research since 1984 and is the author of over seventy publications. His research interests include, Coherent radar techniques, radar signal processing, radar signal interpretation, Electronically scanned radar systems and radar imaging. He is the recipient of the IEE Mountbatten premium (twice), the IEE Institute premium and is a fellow of the IEE. He is also currently chairman of the IEE Radar, Sonar and Navigation systems professional network.

Dr. Karl Woodbridge - University College London - Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Karl Woodbridge obtained a BSc in Physics in 1976 and a Ph.D in Materials Science from the University of Sussex in 1979. He is a chartered engineer and a member of the IEE and IOP. He joined University College London in 1990 after 10 years working for Philips Electronics latterly as a principal research scientist and project manager in the semiconductor electronics area. Current radar research activities at UCL include multifunction,narrowband, bistatic and netted systems for a variety of customers in both civil and defence related areas. The above activities have generated over 140 journal papers and conference presentations.

Mr. S?rgio L. de C. Miranda - University College London - Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

S?rgio Miranda is a Brazilian Navy Officer who obtained a BSc in Naval Sciences with a major in Electronics from Escola Naval (Brazilian Naval Academy),Rio de Janeiro, in 1992 and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Sao Paulo in 1997 . After almost 5 years working at a dockyard of the Brazilian Navy in the area of repair of electrical machines and control devices of ship propulsion systems, he started in 2002 an MPhil programme at University College London. His research work focus on resource management of naval multifunction phased array radars. He is a student member of IEE.

Professor Hugh D GRIFFITHS - University College London

Hugh Griffiths is Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London, England. He received the MA degree in Physics from Oxford University in 1975, then spent three years working in industry, before joining University College London, where he received the PhD degree in 1986 and the DSc(Eng) degree in 2000. His research interests include radar and sonar systems and signal processing, and antenna measurement techniques. He has published over two hundred papers and technical articles in the fields of radar and antennas. In 1996 he received the IEEE AESS Nathanson Award (Radar Systems Panel Award). He is a Fellow of the IEE, Fellow of the IEEE, and in 1997 he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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