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Impact: a low cost, reconfigurable, digital beamforming common module building block for next generation phased arrays
Author(s): Lee Paulsen; Ted Hoffmann; Caleb Fulton; Mark Yeary; Austin Saunders; Dan Thompson; Bill Chen; Alex Guo; Boris Murmann
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Paper Abstract

Phased array systems offer numerous advantages to the modern warfighter in multiple application spaces, including Radar, Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence, and Communications. However, a lack of commonality in the underlying technology base for DoD Phased Arrays has led to static systems with long development cycles, slow technology refreshes in response to emerging threats, and expensive, application-specific sub-components. The IMPACT module (Integrated Multi-use Phased Array Common Tile) is a multi-channel, reconfigurable, cost-effective beamformer that provides a common building block for multiple, disparate array applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9479, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2015, 947906 (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179712
Show Author Affiliations
Lee Paulsen, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Ted Hoffmann, Rockwell Collins, Inc. (United States)
Caleb Fulton, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Mark Yeary, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Austin Saunders, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Dan Thompson, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Bill Chen, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Alex Guo, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Boris Murmann, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9479:
Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2015
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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