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Photonically controlled airborne SATCOM array designed for the SHF band
Author(s): Willie W. Ng; Robert Y. Loo; Gregory L. Tangonan; J. J. Lee; R. Chu; Stan Livingston; F. Rupp
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Paper Abstract

We describe the architecture of an airborne SATCOM antenna that is photonically controlled. Specifically, the active array antenna is designed to transmit/receive in the SHF frequency band of 7.25 - 8.4 GHz. We emphasize, in particular, the remoting of the array front-end and the performance enhancements gained by adopting true-time-delay steering via the insertion of photonic technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3160, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII, (23 October 1997);
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Willie W. Ng, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Robert Y. Loo, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Gregory L. Tangonan, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
J. J. Lee, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
R. Chu, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Stan Livingston, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
F. Rupp, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3160:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications VIII
Anastasios P. Goutzoulis, Editor(s)

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