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Fiber Based Phased Array Antennas
Author(s): Joel L Guggenmos; Ronald L Johnson
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Paper Abstract

A phased array antenna is a multi-element antenna capable of agile electronic beam forming and steering requiring several hundred high frequency, wide bandwidth, interconnections. Conventional distribution methods using waveguide or coax are impractical because they exhibit high attenuation, limited bandwidth, sensitivity to EMI, temperature drifts, and phase instability. Additionally, for large numbers of antenna elements, the size and weight of such systems make them impossible for large scale implementation on communication satellites. RF signal distribution via fiber optic technology is a potential solution to these phased array antenna problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0789, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III, (9 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940722
Show Author Affiliations
Joel L Guggenmos, TRW Inc. (United States)
Ronald L Johnson, TRW Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0789:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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