Hybrid Analog-Digital MIMO Radar Receivers with Bit-Limited ADCs

Feng Xi, Nir Shlezinger, Yonina C. Eldar

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Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar is known to achieve high performance by probing with multiple orthogonal waveforms. However, implementing a low cost low power MIMO radar is challenging. In this work we study reduced cost MIMO radar receivers restricted to operate with low resolution ADCs. A hybrid analog-digital architecture, referred to as bit-limited MIMO radar (BiLiMO) receivers, which are capable of accurately recovering their targets while operating under strict resolution constraints is designed. This is achieved by applying an additional analog filter to the acquired waveforms, and designing the overall hybrid analog-digital system to facilitate target identification using task-based quantization methods. Our numerical results demonstrate that the proposed BiLiMO receiver operating with strict bit budget achieves target recovery performance which approaches that of costly MIMO radars operating with unlimited resolution ADCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4405-4409
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2021 - Virtual, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 6 Jun 202111 Jun 2021


  • Mimo radar
  • Task-based quantization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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