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Antenna Beamforming Using Optical Processing
Author(s): L P Anderson; F Boldissar; D.C. D Chang
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Paper Abstract

This work concerns intself with the analytical investigation into the feasibility of optical processor based beamforming for microwave array antennas. The primary focus is on systems utilizing the 20/30 GHz communications band and a transmit configuration exclusively to serve this band. A mathematical model is developed for computation of candidate design configurations. The model is capable of determination of the necessary design parameters required for spatial aspects of the microwave "footprint" (beam) formation. Computed example beams transmitted from geosynchronous orbit are presented to demonstrate network capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0886, Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas, (12 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944200
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L P Anderson, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
F Boldissar, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
D.C. D Chang, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0886:
Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas
Kul B. Bhasin; Brian M. Hendrickson, Editor(s)

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