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Optical beam-forming architectures for onboard satellite phased-array antenna
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Paper Abstract

Application of photonics in beam forming and steering for phased-array antennas is addressed in this paper. Several photonic beam forming and steering network (BFN) architectures are assessed for their capability and technology feasibility, including the mass, prime power, and volume of the payload feeding a multibeam multi-element phased-array antenna. Trade-off issues in BFN architecture and technology selection processes and critical long lead time technical areas that must be developed before its successful deployment on-board communications satellite have been identified. Results of already demonstrated proof-of-concept schemes are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2215, Photonics for Space Environments II, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177637
Show Author Affiliations
Dilip K. Paul, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
Rajender Razdan, COMSAT Labs. (United States)
Brian G. Markey, COMSAT Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2215:
Photonics for Space Environments II
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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