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True time delay beamforming using fiber optic cavities
Author(s): Leslie H. Gesell; Terry M. Turpin; Michele W. Rubin
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Paper Abstract

A method to generate and control one or a set of time delays using fiber optic cavities is described. The time delays can be finely controlled over a continuum resulting from a change in the voltage of a single control signal. Architectures using these devices for controlling transmitting and receiving RF arrays are described. The controller can scan an RF array beam rapidly over a continuum of angles. Issues addressed in this paper include the relationship between design parameters of the device and maximum delay achievable, signal attenuation versus delay, and uncertainty in delay, and the switching speed of the RF array beam pointing direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2560, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VII, (1 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218517
Show Author Affiliations
Leslie H. Gesell, Essex Corp. (United States)
Terry M. Turpin, Essex Corp. (United States)
Michele W. Rubin, Essex Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2560:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VII
Anastasios P. Goutzoulis, Editor(s)

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