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NASA Lewis Research Center's optics-in-antennas program
Author(s): Richard R. Kunath; Charles A. Raquet
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Paper Abstract

As an integral part of its development of mm-wave phased array antennas, NASA Lewis Research Center has established an Optics-In-Antennas (OIA) program to develop optical technologies required for commercial communications satellite applications and future NASA missions. The thrust of this program is to utilize optical technologies to support the insertion of Ka-band MMICs into phased array antennas, and to identify novel optical techniques that enable improved antenna performance. The OIA program is organized into three basic components: optical control signal distribution, optical rf signal distribution, and optically processed beam forming networks. This paper discusses the developments in each of these areas and identifies future applications and requirements for these technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1953, Photonics for Space Environments, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156582
Show Author Affiliations
Richard R. Kunath, NASA Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)
Charles A. Raquet, NASA Lewis Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1953:
Photonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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