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Characterization of an optically controlled phased array antenna
Author(s): David A. Garafalo
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Paper Abstract

An optically controlled phase array antenna was characterized at Rome Laboratories Newport Test Site. The wideband antenna has a 500 MHz bandwidth and a scan angle of minus 60 to plus 60 degrees. Five bit photonic time delay modules are the main reason for the large bandwidth capability. A conventional phased array antenna using electronic phase shifters would have on the order of a 50 MHz bandwidth. A wide bandwidth antenna such as this could be used to combine radar, communications and electronic warfare antennas into a single phased array antenna.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3075, Photonic Processing Technology and Applications, (1 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277622
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David A. Garafalo, Rome Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3075:
Photonic Processing Technology and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich; Raymond K. Boncek, Editor(s)

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