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Optical microwave distribution network for phased array antennas using optical amplifiers
Author(s): Christian Schaeffer
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optic distribution system for phased array antennas containing optical amplifiers is analyzed. The position of the optical amplifier layers inside the distribution network is investigated in terms of microwave insertion loss and signal-to-noise ratio. The proposed solution uses one layer of optical amplifiers to feed several hundred (> 500) T/R modules of a phased array antenna. The output signal-to-noise ratio is 120 dB/Hz which exceeds the required specification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2450, Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201265
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Christian Schaeffer, Fachhochschule Luebeck (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2450:
Broadband Networks: Strategies and Technologies
Robert A. Cryan; P. Nalinaj Fernando; Pierpaolo Ghiggino; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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