Cognitive Radar Applied To Target Tracking Using Markov Decision Processes
The radio-frequency spectrum is a precious resource, with many applications and users, especially with the recent spectrum auction in the United States. Future platforms and devices, such as radars and radios, need to be adaptive to their spectral environment in order to continue serving the needs of their users. This thesis considers an environment with one tracking radar, a single target, and a communications system. The radar-communications coexistence problem is modeled as a Markov decision process (MDP), and reinforcement learning is applied to drive the radar to optimal behavior.