An airborne phased-multiple-input-multiple-output (Phased-MIMO) radar with collocated antenna array is a tradeoff of phased array radar and MIMO radar. Its transmitting array is divided into multiple subarrays that are allowed to be overlapped. In this letter, we mainly study the array partitioning scheme of the airborne Phased-MIMO radar with equal uniform linear subarrays that are fully overlapped on the basis of space-time adaptive processing (STAP). A mathematical formula is derived to determine the number of subarrays and the elements in each subarray according to the principle of maximum STAP signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR). The SINR performances corresponding to different partitioning schemes are simulated and discussed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed mathematical formula for array partitioning in the sense of maximum STAP SINR.
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