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Optically Controlled Millimeter Wave Phased Array Antennas.
Author(s): P. R. Herczfeld; A. S. Daryoush
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with recent developments related to optically controlled phased array antennas operating in the millimeter wave range. The antenna consists of three main elements: the central processing unit (CPU), the fiberoptic (FO) distribution system with optical signal processing capability, and the planar array. The antenna array is composed of a large number of distributed and independently powered transmit/receive (T/R) modules fabricated by monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) techniques. The function of the fiber optic distribution system is to distribute the carrier reference signals for the frequency synchronization of the T/R modules, to transmit the appropriate control signals for beam forming, and to route the information and data signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1039, 13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, (18 November 1989);
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P. R. Herczfeld, Drexel University (United States)
A. S. Daryoush, Drexel University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1039:
13th Intl Conf on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Richard J. Temkin, Editor(s)

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