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Photonic phased-array antenna system based on detector-switched optical Blass matrix true-time-delay steering and heterodyne rf generation
Author(s): Bing Li; Yihong Chen; Nianhua Jiang; Zhenhai Fu; Suning Tang; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We have proposed and designed a photonic true-time delay (TTD) steered phased-array antenna system that can work at high RF frequency with high angular resolution. Several elementary techniques have been studied and developed, including an optical realization of the Blass matrix based on our substrate-guided wave fanout structure, switching operation of wideband MSM and PIN photodetectors, and heterodyne RF signal generation. A design for the system demonstration that has the bandwidth from 18 to 26GHz is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406340
Show Author Affiliations
Bing Li, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Yihong Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Nianhua Jiang, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Zhenhai Fu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Suning Tang, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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