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Fiber Optic Beamforming For Smart Skin Arrays
Author(s): David D. Curtis
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Paper Abstract

The original objectives of the Smart Skins technology program are reviewed, illustrating the proposed evolution of phased array antennas over the next three decades. In describing this program, particular emphasis is given to antenna performance capabilities, RF feeding, and beamforming. Various beamforming techniques employing phase shifters and optical fiber true time delays are examined. Other aspects of Smart Skin arrays to which optical technologies may apply are reviewed and current technical limitations are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1170, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963083
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David D. Curtis, Rome Air Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1170:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins II
Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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