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Integrated Optic Components For An Optically Controlled Phased Array Antenna--System Considerations
Author(s): P. R. Herczfeld; A. S. Daryoush
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Paper Abstract

The employment of high speed fiber-optic distribution networks for large, complex millimeter wave systems, such as large aperture phased array antennas with active transmit/receive (T/R) modules, presents a formidable challenge. Experimental results of a fiber-optic link synchronizing a millimeter wave IMPATT oscillator of an active T/R module is discussed. In addition, a novel fiber-optic time delay element suitable for beam control and signal processing is introduced. The experimental results are incorporated into a system model and examined in terms of phased array applications. Further research directions in integrated and fiber optics, leading to the ultimate realization of an optically controlled phased array antenna, are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0704, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering IV, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937176
Show Author Affiliations
P. R. Herczfeld, Drexel University (United States)
A. S. Daryoush, Drexel University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0704:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering IV
Mark A. Mentzer; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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