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All-optical antenna array adaptive processing system
Author(s): Paulo E. X. Silveira; Gregory Kriehn; Andrew M. Kiruluta; Samuel P. Weaver; Kelvin H. Wagner; Robert T. Weverka
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Paper Abstract

We present an all-optical architecture for a fully adaptive antenna array processor capable of optimally processing the signals from very large arrays in the presence of high frequency and wideband signals. A modified version of the least mean square algorithm is employed using the BEAMTAP (Broadband and Efficient Adaptive Method for True-time-delay Array Processing) architecture. A dynamic photorefractive volume hologram is used for the adaptive weights and two cohered fiber arrays are used as tapped-delay-lines at the output and feedback paths, allowing for the processing of signals at bandwidths exceeding 10 GHz. The optical cohering of the fiber arrays is discussed and simulations are shown which describe the performance of the proposed architecture in the presence of broadband signals and multiple broadband jammers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3810, Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications IV, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364078
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Paulo E. X. Silveira, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Gregory Kriehn, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Andrew M. Kiruluta, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Samuel P. Weaver, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Kelvin H. Wagner, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Robert T. Weverka, Photonic Data Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3810:
Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications IV
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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