Abstract: In this paper, we consider the problem of transmit beampattern design in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems. MIMO systems have the potential to dramatically improve the performance of radar systems over single antenna systems and phased array radar systems. The aim of waveform design problem is to achieve a desired beampattern or concentrating the transmit power in certain directions by designing the transmit covariance matrix. In this paper we first proposed a smiple and fast method which concentrates transmit power in interested area uniformly. This method satisfy peak to average power ratio (PAPR) practical constraint of transmit power and its PAPR is equal to one. Then we proposed an other method based on first method to decrease side lobe level (SLL) of our transmit beampattern and to achieve this goal, we employ chebyshev window in our method. However, the second method decrease SLL of the transmit beampattern, but its PAPR is not equal to one and has a low-PAPR. Simulation results validate our claims.
Keywords: multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar, transmit beampattern design, minimum side lobe beampattern design, chebyshev window, covariance matrix design.