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Bit error rate testing of fiber optic data links for MMIC-based phased-array antennas
Author(s): Kurt A. Shalkhauser; Richard R. Kunath; Afshin S. Daryoush
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Paper Abstract

The measured bit-error-rate (BER) performance of a fiber optic data link to be used in satellite communications systems is presented and discussed. In the testing, the link was measured for its ability to carry high burst rate, serial-minimum shift keyed (SMSK) digital data similar to those used in actual space communications systems. The fiber optic data link, as part of a dual-segment injection-locked RF fiber optic link system, offers a means to distribute these signals to the many radiating elements of a phased array antenna. Test procedures, experimental arrangements, and test results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1217, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas II, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.196516
Show Author Affiliations
Kurt A. Shalkhauser, NASA Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Richard R. Kunath, NASA Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Afshin S. Daryoush, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1217:
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas II
Brian M. Hendrickson; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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