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System Architecture Of Mmic-Based Large Aperture Arrays For Space Applications
Author(s): P. R. Herczfeld; M. Kam; R. R. Kunath; K. B. Bhasin; Nick La Prade
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Paper Abstract

The persistent trend to use millimeter-wave frequencies for satellite communications presents the challenge to design large-aperture phased arrays for space applications. These arrays, which comprise 100-10,000 elements, are now possible due to the advent of lightwave technology and the availability of monolithic microwave integrated circuits. In this paper, system aspects of optically-controlled array design are studied. In particular, two architectures for a 40 GHz array are outlined, and the main system-related issues are examined : power budget, synchronization in frequency and phase, and stochastic effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0756, Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940038
Show Author Affiliations
P. R. Herczfeld, Drexel University (United States)
M. Kam, Drexel University (United States)
R. R. Kunath, NASA Lewis Research Center (United States)
K. B. Bhasin, NASA Lewis Research Center (United States)
Nick La Prade, RCA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0756:
Optical Technologies for Space Communication Systems
Kul B. Bhasin; Gerhard A. Koepf, Editor(s)

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